Carnival fun at Thuthukani Special School

Runway ready - Akhona Linda struts her stuff during the modelling competition at the Thuthukani Carnival in Empangeni on Saturday Photos: Gugu Myeni

THUTHUKANI Special School hosted a carnival at the Rugby Club in Empangeni on Saturday as a fund-raiser drive.

There were a number of treats on sale and plenty of activities for the community to support the education of children.

Deputy Principal Tanya Girvin thanked the community for the support.

Cupcake temptation table manned by Tania de Klerk, Annatjie Stoltz, Surita Smit and Lynette Strydom

Despite the success of the carnival, the school is still in desperate need of more funding.

‘As a special school, we provide education to children who have intellectual disabilities and we care for many children from families who are from poor socio-economic circumstances,’ said Girvin

Kediya Govender and Lyle Khan pose for a picture at the Thuthukani Carnival

‘Our school relies on fund-raising to be sustainable and a day such as our carnival is an opportunity for us to showcase the talent and level of commitment from our educators and support staff.

Okuhle Nxumalo takes a break after a workout on the jumping castle

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‘We request our community to support our ‘Sponsor a Child’ project, a donation towards our school fees collection.

Sanele Mtshali and Nandipha Nzoyiya participated in the pageant at the Thuthukani Carnival

Only 24% of our families at school can afford to pay our school fees of R170 per month.’

Busi Makhina paints Amahle Mthembu’s face

For more information or to make a donation, contact Girvin on 035 7920080 or email [email protected]

Fairy fun – Jacqui Waller and Cindy Williams dressed up as fairies


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