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Saheti and Bertrams school join hands in celebration of Mandela Day

Mandela Day was celebrated early at Bertrams Junior Primary School when special guests visited the school on July 14.

This is the third year that Lead SA, Saheti School and Bertrams Junior Primary School have partnered.

Lead SA, together with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Saheti School put on a special programme to celebrate Madiba’s legacy and life.

The celebration also marked the 95th birthday of Bertrams Primary School.

Special guests at the event included Gauteng Education MEC, Barbara Creecy; Deputy Minister of Education, Enver Surtee; Sello Hatang from the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; Miss South Africa, Marilyn Ramos and 92-year-old, Sam Oken who was a former pupil at Bertrams.

Saheti School pupils and officials were also present. The pupils provided a traditional Greek dance and singing. Saheti executive head, Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis, said that Saheti can learn a lot from Bertrams because Saheti is only 40 years old. She emphasised living in diversity, of which Mandela is an example.

Numerous donations were made to assist the school. These included tablet devices for teachers, books for the school library, children’s novels, a television, a DVD player, tinned foods, party packs and a birthday cake.

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