Lekgoro to hand out school uniforms in Alexandra
11 January 2007
Gauteng MEC for Social Development Kgaogelo Lekgoro will tomorrow, Friday, 12 January 2007, hand out school uniforms at two Alexandra Schools.
Lekgoro will visit Emfundisweni Primary School and Ikage Primary School to hand out uniforms to poor children. The uniforms are being distributed to children who are starting school as part of the Bana Pele programme.
"We want to ease the burden of poor parents whose children are entering school for the first time. We also want to contribute to a positive development of children, in order to ensure that they receive uniforms, school nutrition, scholar transport and free healthcare.
"The Bana Pele programme is an opportunity for us to help the children receive government services through a single window," said Lekgoro.
Some of the uniforms distributed are part of the Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes funded by the Department of Social Development to alleviate the plight of the poor.
"When the opportunity came to provide school uniforms to children we decided to procure it from our development projects rather than going to the big stores and buying uniforms," said Lekgoro.
The MEC already handed out uniforms to more than 500 beneficiaries in the past two days. By the end of January uniforms shall have been issued to 18 000 beneficiaries. The package includes a pair of shoes, a pair of trousers for boys and tunics for girls, a shirt, underwear and a school jersey with the colours of the school.
Details are as follows:
Date: Friday, 12 January 2007
Venue: Emfundisweni Primary School, 160 12th Avenue, Alexandra
Thereafter the MEC will proceed to Ikage Primary School, 163 19th Avenue, Alexandra.
For more information contact:
Tel: (011) 355 7977
Cell: 082 447 8407
Issued by: Department of Social Development, Gauteng Provincial Government
11 January 2007