Embracing light and knowledge

Dr Macken Mistry Primary School principal, Pompey Sukool with excited pupils, Bayanda Mpanza, Natalia Chirind, Riya Singh and Lusanda Qwabe.

A Sea Cow Lake primary school which mainly caters to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and informal settlements, was the proud recipient of 1000 solar powered lanterns to help pupils do their homework and read books in the dark.

The good Samaritans from Enabling Africa who donated the solar lanterns to Dr Macken Primary School, also donated 800 books to boost pupils’ literacy levels. The school also received a generous donation of 200 books from Premier Books.

School principal, Pompey Sukool, said the need for the lanterns arose when pupils complained about not completing homework due to electricity cuts at home.

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“I am elated as this donation will improve literacy levels at the school. We have a large percentage of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who do not have electricity at home due to financial constraints. We are happy now that they can take school work home and complete it. The books donated will be kept at the school library and will be rotated among the pupils once they complete reading them,” said Sukool.

Sukool added that they have formed a partnership with Enabling Africa and they will donate renewal stock annually for the next five years.

Zola Phoswa

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