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Late Aggrey Klaaste's legacy lives on

By unknown | Feb 22, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Siyabonga Africa

Siyabonga Africa

The legacy of former Sowetan editor, the late Aggrey Klaaste, lives on in the good work that is done in his name.

In the quiet halls of Sizwile School for the Deaf, Sowetan's editor-in-chief, Thabo Leshilo, handed over a cheque for R55000 to the principal of the school, Francois Walker.

"This money is not going into the school's coffers," said Walker, "it is going to the children."

Klaaste's Nation Building Project targeted the school when the late Dr Klaaste's tombstone was unveiled last year.

The trustees were looking to assist a charity that he would be passionate about. The school in Dobsonville, Soweto, has 238 pupils from pre-primary to matric.

"We expected to get R30000, but instead we got R55000," exclaimed Walker as Leshilo handed over the cheque.

"We are going to use this money to buy more hearing aids and school uniforms for the poorest children."

Walker explained that the school was in dire need of hearing aids and moulds for the children's ears.

Michelle Batchelor, the deputy principal of the high school, said they take children from as young as three years, which is an ideal age to enrol them.


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