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Isuzu give the gift of knowledge

As part of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s, Mandela day celebrations, Isuzu donated mathematics and literacy textbooks to Normoyle Primary School.

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children,” Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

Serving the impoverished community of Missionvale, the independent Normoyle Primary School based at the Missionvale Care Centre received the much-needed textbooks as part Isuzu Motors South Africa’s initiative for Mandela day. In addition, Isuzu also donated 67 blankets to the Missionvale Care Centre. Continuing on their mission for Mandela day, Isuzu visited Qhamani Pre-school in Zwide and donated mattresses, toys and stationery for the near 60 children aged between two and five.

“We are extremely grateful to Isuzu for this incredible gift. Their support means our pupils will have the resources required to perform at their very best, and our hope is that they will use this as tools to pave their way out of the cycle of poverty they have been born into. Through our school, we are also active in developing the importance of maths and Isuzu has made this possible,” Linda van Oudheusden, Marketing Manager, Missionvale Care Centre.

The children coming from Zwide, New Brighton, Missionvale and Joe Slovo were entertained with face painting, reading, an educational puppet show and teaching them about the importance of keeping your environment clean while other Isuzu employees did some gardening. Not only did Isuzu donate to the struggling communities but also Johannesburg based Isuzu employees, bringing along clothes and non-perishable food items to Wings of Inspiration Care Centre.

The day didn’t only see the young being helped but also the older members of the community when Isuzu employees donated toiletries and adult nappies to Ekuphumleni Home for the Aged and in partnership with Gift of the Givers gave each resident of retirement homes of Schauderville grocery parcels.

“We care about the community in which we operate and believe in making an impactful contribution. We further encourage our employees to get involved in community programmes. Through our employee volunteerism programme, Isuzu Cares, I care too, employees volunteer their time or contribute in cash or kind towards a worthy cause,” Gishma Johnson, Corporate Communications Manager, Isuzu Motors South Africa.

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