Two former Zwelitsha educators aim to make made a big difference in the lives of children when they recently decided to “adopt” a local school.
Former Ezikhalini Lower and Primary School principal Tozana Duze and former Litha Senior Primary School teacher educator Nondumiso Mbuli decided to throw in their support for the Zwelitsha Community Educare centre after a recent visit.
“We are part and parcel of the families here and we are happy to gather with staff and our main aim is to give support,” Duze said.
According to the school governing body president Eric Mboniswa, Zwelitsha Community Educare takes in children up to five years of age and prepare them for primary school. He said one of the biggest challenges they face is one of resources.
“We are appealing to former pupils, learners, parents, and the Zwelitsha community to intervene as because we are struggling to educate the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mboniswa said.
“We need mattresses, blankets, toys, renovations to the school buildings, as well as and additional security.”
In addition to Duze and Mbuli, Zwelitsha Community Educare has received support from local churches as well.
The Zwelitsha branch of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has donated chairs and tables while His Glory Temple, under the Reverend Philemon Tenge, continues to donate soup for the pupils students every Monday.