Dr Macken Mistry Primary School was proudly chosen as the cleanest out of 27 schools in the KwaZulu Natal region, recently.
The Keep it Clean competition was initiated by Sullabh International and Sanlam, where schools were subjected to unannounced visits by independent auditors during the four terms of the year, checking and scoring on hygiene, cleanliness and maintenance of ablution facilities.
Ecstatic school principal, Pompey Sukool said he is proud of his school as they have had many challenges in the year. “We pride ourselves in a clean and hygienic teaching and learning environment. I would like to thank the staff members, pupils and cleaners for maintaining high standards,” she said.
Special thanks were afforded to Sullabh International and Sanlam for making a positive difference in schools. “We had a shut down earlier this year due to sanitation issues but we did not give up. We kept pushing for the school to be the best through hard work and determination. We have went from zero to hero school,” he said.
Pupils from the school also won first, second and third place for the Friends of the Sick Association (FOSA) poster competition for outstanding posters.
The aim of the competition was to encourage the youth to follow a healthy lifestyle and to create awareness of the complications that arise from having high pressure and sugar diabetes. Sukool congratulated the winners of the competition. The school also held its awards day on Thursday.