By Iviwe Makhasi
On Thursday, January 27, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), in collaboration with uMzimvubu Local Municipality and the Department of Education, provided new school uniforms to 40 underprivileged pupils.
These learners received this uniform at KwaBhaca, 20 students from Simekweni Primary School in Ward 17 and another 20 from Lukhanyisweni Primary School in Ward 15.
Each student received a R2000 uniform package that included school shirts, grey trousers, or tunics, three pairs of socks, undergarments, a tie, jersey, tracksuit, and a pair of shoes.
On the 21st of January, Mayor and his team presented a standard to the 75 disadvantaged students at Sandlulube Primary School, KwaBhaca.
Cllr Ndevu said that education is a very important thing and we have seen fit to help. Government is making every effort to improve South African education. We have identified disadvantaged children so that they can come to school like other children and not laugh at each other.
“We are a caring government, and our priority is to protect the vulnerable and provide for those in need, hence we are here today to make sure that even the vulnerable learners in our schools are assisted with their needs. Our government is trying by all means to make education accessible and free to everyone”said the Cllr Zukiswa Ndevu.