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Performing miracles

By unknown | Feb 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Nthabisang Moreosele

Nthabisang Moreosele

Pupils at Inkwenkwezi Primary School will have full stomachs for a few weeks, thanks to Mama Angel's visit.

Mama Angel donated food for the school's feeding scheme where 710 children receive soup and bread for breakfast and a full lunch.

Inkwenkwezi is one of those quiet miracles that happen through the dogged determination of people to improve the lives of children.

The school has a 100percent pass rate and is an oasis of peace and learning for its pupils. It has a motivated staff who believe that children should be nurtured in every way.

Set in Diepkloof Zone in Soweto, the school caters for pupils from the Elias Motsoaledi squatter camp. Their parents are unemployed or follow migratory patterns because they are predominantly from Eastern Cape.

Principal Skipper Lekgalake said: "We feed all the children because they are from the same economically depressed community.

"We have here orphaned and vulnerable children. Some children act as parents and guardians to their siblings. If they eat here, it is one less chore for them at home.

"We would like to give them food parcels to take home for supper," Lekgalake said.

The school has partnered with a white school to exchange information, fundraising tips and teaching experience.

The school's unofficial motto is: Ndingafundanga nje ndisakubafundisa rhoqo abantwabami. (Though Illiterate, I will make sure my children acquire an education).

"We really appreciate the food that Mama Angel brought. It makes our work much easier if our children have been fed," Lekgalake said.

"The morning meal is the most important because it sets them up for the day. It helps them concentrate in class.

"I thank Mama Angel from the bottom of my heart," Lekgalake said.


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