NOSA Logistics‘ annual winter project aims to donate jerseys and beanies to disadvantage schools set in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal before the winter season arrives. This year, Grade R learners at Imboyi Primary School, based Nkanyezini, Mkhambathini have been chosen. NOSA Logistics’ Training Facilitator Cheryl Simchowitz headed the project, here is her take on the project:
“Seven years ago an early literacy project was started by REDIS a construction company. I was invited together with READ to select deserving schools in the peri-urban area in need of skills development.
The head teachers and staff were for the most hard working and interested in making a difference . The parents of these children were either migrant farm workers or unemployed and living on social grants.
I remember it was a freezing morning about 14 degrees (four years ago) in Camperdown when I arrived at Cosmoore Primary. The Grade R learners were huddled in class; some were without jerseys and shoes. My heart was heavy.
When I returned to the office I spoke to Chantal, Managing Director of NOSA Logistics about this situation; she generously offered to provide these learners with jerseys and beanies. This is how the annual donation to a deserving school began”.
The Grade R learners of Imboyi Primary School accompanied by Mrs Z.W Muganga (Principal), Mrs O.T Dlomo (Grade R educator), Mr Zondi (Vice chairperson of school governing body), Mr M. Dladla (Security) and Miss Zanele Mkhize (Parent).
About the School:
Imboyi Primary School is a no fees, public primary school. In 2014 there were 162 registered learners, including 23 Grade R learners. The schools operates on a Quality Improvement, Development, Support and Upliftment Programme (QIDS-UP) which addresses one of key areas of neglect in our South African education system, that is, inadequate resource allocation to schools in poor and disadvantaged communities.
If you would like to make donations to Imboyi Primary School, please contact Mrs Muganga at 076 650 9952