Zululand learners support SPCA fund-raising

Pupils at Veldenvlei Primary School collected enough animal food to fill both the cab and back of a bakkie

RICHARDS Bay schools have recognised the plight of the SPCA and used the situation as a way of teaching learners about charity and supporting charity organisations.

On hearing of the Richards Bay SPCA‘s food and financial crisis, the Young Achievers Club at Richardia Primary School decided to construct a food tower.

The older members of the club were tasked with seeking out donations from their friends, families and neighbours, as well as speaking to other classes at the school.

Andile Nlenga (front left), Jennifer Sookdawe (educator), Leocarolie Muanza, Luyanda Mkhiza, Anezelwe Hadebe, Magauta Mkhabela, Zethembe Shamase, Preeya Rooplal, Nothando Ndlovu, Akha Mafundityda, Senamile Mthethwa, Wanda Mayoss (educator) and Samukelo Xulu (front right) were tasked with getting donations for the Richardia Primary School’s Young Achievers Club food tower
PHOTO: Tamlyn Jolly

They had to promote the SPCA’s case and help their fellow learners’ realise why supporting the SPCA is a good initiative.

‘It is our aim to teach the learners about community involvement by getting them involved in community projects like this,’ said Wanda Mayoss, a teacher at Richardia Primary.

‘Being exposed to situations like the SPCA’s desperate need for food and funds will help the learners realise the need to support charities’.

Children in the Young Achievers Club will support the SPCA on a regular basis and will also learn about other local charities.

Collection for their food tower is ongoing until tomorrow (Friday), after which all will be handed over to the SPCA.

Also moved by the SPCA’s plight, Veldenvlei Primary School teachers Naomi Landman and Samantha Botha initiated their school’s food drive in which the entire school was involved.

Instead of the school’s usual policy of R5 fund-raisers for civvies day, learners were given the option of donating a tin or bag of cat or dog food instead of R5.

All learners donated and a massive amount of food was collected – enough to fill a bakkie’s bin with all the tins and the inside of the vehicle with all the bags of food.

The items were handed over to Richards Bay SPCA Chairman Sarel Small last Friday.

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