Parents and students of Maphala Gulube Primary School gathered in the school hall on 14 May 2018 to receive school shoes as a gift from representatives of Govan Mbeki Municipality. The students were identified a few months ago as needing a new pairs of shoes for the then upcoming winter months.
In a statement to the media, the office of the Speaker of Govan Mbeki Municipality said that the Speaker, Nhlakanipho Zuma, “has today adopted Maphala Gulube Primary School as the school that he will assist in his personal capacity as part of his Social Responsibility (giving back to the Community). Assistance will focus on areas of basic needs such as donations of basic school uniform. The Speaker demonstrated his commitment by donating 26 pairs of school shoes to the needy scholars that were identified by the school and further made a commitment to buy jerseys for all the kids that do not have school jerseys as the very cold winter has started. This taking over of responsibility by the speaker of basic issues will alleviate a whole lot of burden from the parents of the respective students.”
The school is now in the process of identifying those students who do not have jerseys, which will then be purchased by the Speaker and handed over to the school.