Three Cape Flats schools have benefited from a massive R100 000 food donation.
Living Through Learning continues with its drive of making sure that learners have the right resources to better their chances of getting good grades in school.
On Wednesday, three schools benefited from a R100 000 food parcel donation from charity organisation The Lunchbox Fund as well as sensory books donated by the Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation.
This after Living Through Learning reached out to industry players in light of many communities going hungry following the pandemic .
The schools, where the parcels were handed out, are St Augustine in Parow, Vergenoegd in Delft and Sonwabo Primary in Gugulethu.
Olwethu Faye, who has two children attending Sonwabo Primary, says the donation is a huge help: “We are a family of five and this donation will help us as we are still finding our feet from the hard lockdown.”
Each food parcel includes, among others, six boxes of porridge, toilet rolls, four packets of soya mince, soap, milk powder, teabags, mealie meal among others.
Mom Thembela Bengu could not contain her happiness: “I would like to thank everyone who made this possible for us. There are books too, which will help the children with their skills development.”
Five organisations are currently working together at the schools to help pupils read.
Living Through Learning is Coronation’s literacy partner in the Capsule School programme.
Wendy Bergsteedt, marketing head at Coronation Fund Managers, thanked their partners for making the donations possible.
“We extend thanks to both the Lunchbox Fund and the Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation sincerely for their generous donations to our schools, and we commend Living Through Learning for ensuring that the learners from these schools were supported and cared for during this difficult year,” Wendy says.
She reminded people to not stop giving.
“The Covid pandemic is not over yet and the charitable sector and their beneficiaries continue to rely on donor support. As South Africans, we must continue to care and give where we can, this is what Ubuntu is all about.”