AfriForum’s Mpumalanga branches assisted schools in the province in various ways to help them prepare to reopen under the strict regulations. This initiative, which distributed aid worth over R300 000 to schools, forms part of the #AfriForumStandsTogether for Schools project that was launched in cooperation with AfriForum Youth. The school support packages donated to the schools contain COVID-19 information brochures, patterns for facial masks, electronic thermometers, hand sanitiser and hand sanitiser stands. Each package is worth R6 500.
AfriForum Education put together school support packages and distributed it to branches all around the country to be donated to schools. These packages bring relief to schools that are already struggling financially as a result of the lockdown.
The following schools each received a package:
Belfast: Belfast Akademie
Bethal: Bethal CVO-skool, Laerskool H.M. Swart, Laerskool Marietjie van Niekerk and Jim van Tonder School
Carolina: Carolina CVO-skool
Ermelo: Ermelo CVO-skool, Laerskool Ermelo, Ermelo Christian School and Laerskool J.J. Van der Merwe
Evander: Laerskool Hoëveld and T.P. Stratten Primary School
Komatipoort: Komatipoort Akademie
Lydenburg: Laerskool Lydenburg and Hoërskool Lydenburg
Malelane: Hoërskool Suikerland
Middelburg: Laerskool Kanonkop and Laerskool C.R. Swart
Nelspruit: Hoërskool Bergvlam, Laerskool Bergland, Hoërskool Nelspruit, Laeveld Laerskool and Pro Gratia Learning Centre
Standerton: Laerskool Jeugkrag, Standerton Akademie, Laerskool Kalie de Haas and Laerskool Standerton
Witbank: Audeamus Private School and Mpumalanga Special Needs School
White River: Flamboyant School, Hoërskool Rob Ferreira and Laeveld Akademie
“Schools are under tremendous financial strain during this time and for that reason AfriForum decided to get involved and assist schools with these packages,” says Hennie Bekker, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Lowveld.
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