Learners of no-fee school receive support
A school serving rural communities on the outskirts of Mount Edgecombe has been provided stationery to the value of R141 000 by Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom.
Siphosethu Primary previously this week received a massive delivery from the casino comprising pens, pencils, exercise books, erasers, rulers, library bags, educational wall charts, felt-tip pens and crayons. The school serves the communities of Amawoti, Cornubia, and Waterloo.
Sibaya Human Resources Manager Karen Hammond said they had received an application from the school a few months ago and had no hesitation in responding to the request.
“It is important that learners have the tools to fulfil their basic educational needs and stationery is critical. Furthermore, this is a deserving school with very keen learners who may just turn out to be future engineers, doctors or teachers. We hope that our contribution motivates them.”
Hammond encouraged other corporates and community leaders to also consider assisting the impoverished school.
Principal Zaba Gumede-Luthuli thanked Sibaya for their assistance.
“This is indeed a godsend. During Covid, lessons were reduced and our learners were further hampered due to the shortage of stationery. It was certainly affecting their progress and morale. The stationery will now go a long way to helping in their overall development. We therefore want to express our appreciation to Sibaya Casino. We are sure this gesture will serve jointly to inspire our children and help us deliver on quality education, despite our financial shortcomings,” she said.
Those who wish to assist Siphosethu Primary School can contact principal Gumede-Luthuli on 083 948 1054.