On the 3rd of February 2017 primary and high school learners of rural areas of benefited by receiving school uniform from Gert Sibande District Municipality. Schools that benefited from this initiative of Hon. M Chirwa the Executive Mayor of Gert Sibande District Municipality are Holmdene Secondary school and Isiyalo Primary School which are situated in ward 9. The event was honoured by the presence of Gert Sibande Mayoral Committee Members, Cllr B. Sekhonde, Cllr S. Dhlamini, Cllr. D Nhlengethwa. Cllr VT Malinga Member of Lekwa Mayoral Committee welcomed all present and thanked GSDM for such initiative. Officials from both municipalities also attended the event.
Children from poor families in the rural areas were prioritised on the issuing of uniform as this is a basic necessity for school going children.
Presenting the uniform to the schools, Cllr B Sekhonde encouraged the learners to focus all their energy on their studies and that they must stay away from criminal activities. “Education is everybody’s business and that is the reason we’re all here today”.
The campaign advocates for practical assistance within the community in an effort to enhance service delivery.
Cllr VT Malinga , Cllr S Dhlamini and Cllr D Nhlengethwa also gave words of encouragement to the learners.