School uniforms for needy pupils

The very happy learners with their new school shoes
The very happy learners with their new school shoes

Tebogo Tlhako
LEPHALALE — Lephalale South African Police Service visited Lerekhureng Combined School and Vaalpenskraal Primary School, in the deep farms of Leseding (Steenbokpan), as well as Ditheku and Nelsonskop Primary School in Marapong on Friday 19 February 2016 to donate school uniforms, shoes and sanitary pads to deserving learners at these four schools.
According to Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, W.O. Frans Mokoena they sent out a list to various schools to ask them about learners who don’t have proper school uniforms so that they could lend a helping hand.
Learners of Lerekhureng in Leseding are currently temporarily using community halls as classrooms as their school was ransacked in December last year, with the perpetrators stealing computers, TVs, electrical water pump, other school property and the corrugated roof was ripped off. School books and school archives were left to be destroyed by the rains which occurred during that month.
The principal of Vaalpenskraal Primary School, K.V. Komape said that they are very grateful for the help that SAPS and other stakeholders have given them. Adding that the school houses 31 learners with three educators and children that travel long distance to reach the school.
“I am very happy to have received the school shoes and uniforms, and I will now look like some of the learners in my school” said Annah Selebogo, one of the learners who received a brand new school uniform at Vaalpenskraal Primary.
Saps were accompanied by the Victim Empowerment (VEP), Childline, Community Policing Forum, and the department of Social Development.

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