Tongaat Huletts Brings Hope To Community
Despite rising unemployment and various socio-economic challenges, education remains a fundamental part of the progression of any society. However, thousands of less fortunate children around KwaZulu-Natal are without basic school necessities, including uniforms.
As part of Tongaat Hulett’s ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged families, the organisation recently sponsored school uniforms for 50 boys and girls at Hopewell Primary and Mount Pleasant Primary Schools in the KZN Midlands. The sponsorship was well received by the pupils, who could barely contain their excitement when they received the new uniforms.
Nkonzo Mhlongo, Tongaat Hulett Socio-Economic Development Manager said the company remained committed to assisting the most vulnerable members of the communities. “Tongaat Hulett prioritises promoting an improved quality of life for communities, especially the children and other vulnerable members within the targeted communities.,” she said. “We will continue investing in young people and hope that in future we will be able to donate other educational resources to many of the schools in the area.”
Dan Moodley, Principal of Mount Pleasant Primary School, was grateful for the sponsorship as the parents of many of the pupils were unemployed.
“At least 90 percent of pupils at my school come from homes where there is no stable income. It is a rural school and we are always grateful for any help that we can get. We would like to commend Tongaat Hulett for their assistance and we wish our association with them continues,” he said.
Busokwakhe Mshengu, Principal of Hopewell Primary School, said the pupils wore their uniforms with pride. “Ware thankful for this sponsorship as we know how much this means to the pupils,” he said.