The aim of the Kanako social responsibility programme handover is to encourage pupils who did not have uniforms not to miss school and to motivate them to achieve academically
The Sishen Iron Ore Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT) recently handed over 273 sets of uniforms to 15 schools in the Northern Cape as part of its Kanako social responsibility programme.
CEO of the SIOC-CDT Vusani Malie was hopeful that the provision of school uniforms, would encourage pupils who did not have uniforms not to miss school and to motivate them to achieve academically.
“The schools with pupils who are most in need were identified with assistance from the Department of Education. The school uniform project, is an extension of its annual school shoe project and distribution of female sanitary hygiene products.”
He added that this initiative served to restore the beneficiaries’ self-esteem and confidence.
“Some learners would stay at home simply because they did not have a jersey to wear. They now feel equal to their peers and this allows them focus on their school work.”
The list of recipient schools
Joe Morolong: Marataditse Primary School, Tongwane Middle School, Bojelagomo Primary School, K S Shuping High School, Itekeleng Primary School, Pako Middle School, Kopano Middle School
Gamagara: Maikaielelo Primary School
Ga-Segonyana: Relekile Primary School, Vlakfontein Primary school,
Tsantsabane: Agang Thuto Primary school, Asmandia Primary School
Thabazimbi: Dwaalboom Primary, Mabogopedi Primary