GEORGE NEWS - Each year, several schools in the Southern Cape benefit from a "Back to School" project run by the Department of Correctional Services' (DCS) area management. All the correctional centres and community corrections offices participate by identifying schools in their respective areas where needy learners will receive school uniforms and stationery.
According to Johan Pienaar, Southern Cape communications manager, Herold Primary School was the choice of the George and Thembalethu Community Corrections' offices this year.
After consultation with the headmaster and teachers of the school, their members made donations consisting of a wide variety of stationery items.
Herold Primary is a multicultural, double medium school with 54 learners from grade RR to Grade 7, with learners from Ezeljacht, Herold, Waboomskraal, George and Geelhoutboom.
Pienaar says learners are transported to and from school every day by dedicated teachers who pick up the learners on their way to school.
"With limited funding the school welcomes any form of donation in order to give all their learners equal opportunities, as well the necessary support to those who come from needy and poor households."
Other schools within the management area that also benefited from donations by DCS members include Garden Route Primary and Park Primary schools in Mossel Bay, and Auriel College, Bongulethu Primary, Fezikile High School, Colridge Primary School, Rooiheuwel Primary, Vergelegen Primary, Buffelsdrift Primary, Sacred Heart and Klaarstroom Primary in Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert.
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