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Qhobosheane Primary to benefit from Mandela Day campaign

The COVID-19 relief campaign interventions include sanitation, digitalisation of classrooms, provision of infrastructure, and food security.

This year, July 18 marks the 12th Nelson Mandela International Day, a day dedicated to the honour of the late Nelson Mandela, his life, and his values. It is commemorated through active citizenry and volunteerism with organisations and individuals championing causes that remain crucial to our society.

The Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), which is a Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation’s partner entity, has launched a COVID-19 relief campaign to support schools across the country. The campaign aims to address critical gaps that impede teaching and learning in schools.

The COVID-19 relief campaign interventions include sanitation, digitalisation of classrooms, provision of infrastructure, and food security. Qhobosheane Primary School in Diepkloof Zone 1 is one of the beneficiaries of the campaign which is set to kick off at the school on Friday, July 16 for Mandela Day.

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The foundation supports 622 schools nationally through its school development programme that addresses school leadership, infrastructure, curriculum, and social welfare. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating unprecedented challenges in many schools from marginalised communities the foundation came up with a holistic campaign aimed at addressing these challenges.

“To tackle the gaps caused by COVID-19 in schools, we need to raise significant funding. We are calling upon corporate South Africa to partner with us and donate towards our extensive menu of COVID-19 relief projects. The contribution will enable teaching and learning to continue. All pledges are also welcomed as they will allow us to implement more interventions in more schools,” said Adopt-a-School Foundation Chief Executive Officer Steven Lebere.

“Partnerships are critical to our work. Since 2002, with the help of our partners and funders, we have invested over a billion rand in education, benefitting over a million beneficiaries. For this reason, we believe in corporate South Africa and are excited about this initiative. We know it is only through collaboration that we can fight the impacts of COVID-19 in schools and ensure all learners have access to education during this difficult time,” Lebere added.




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