GrandWest sponsors school uniforms for Gugulethu learners

GrandWest - Dress for Success

On Thursday, 28 February 2019, GrandWest sponsored the Now Build Relationships (NBR)’s Dress for Success school campaign at the Siyangisa Primary School in Gugulethu and Woodville Primary Schools in Woodlands and in Mitchells Plain.

learners from Woodville Primary and back from left, Melaney Simonhoff – SED Officer GrandWest, Melissa Arendse – Tables Gaming Floor Manager-, Christine Jacobs – Now Build Relationships, Paul Derbyshire – GrandWest Tables Manager

This quarterly campaign aims to dress less fortunate school children with good school clothes. The ethos is that there is value in being properly dressed and doing so inspires confidence in learners who have been bullied, victimised and ostracised due to their unfavourable social status.

Siyangisa Primary School learners; bottom left – Melissa Arendse – Tables Gaming Floor Manager, right front, Melaney Simonhoff – SED Officer GrandWest, left back – Noludwe Nonkonyana – Principal, Paul Derbyshire – GrandWest Tables Manager, Andile Madudedude – Deputy Principal, Gloria Gulwa – Educator, Christine Jacobs – Now Build Relationships

The school children, selected by the principal, receive a goodie bag containing a full set of school clothes and are encouraged to work hard at school Christine Jacobs of the NBR says, “This is our tenth year of dressing school children, but the first year we have a corporate sponsor in GrandWest that has come alongside us to help disadvantaged children. Thanks to them we are able to dress so many more children in 2019.”

Paul Derbyshire – GrandWest Tables Manager – with learner from Woodville Primary

Melaney Simonhoff, Socio Economic Development (SED) Officer, says, “GrandWest is very pleased to be involved with this inspiring campaign. We see great value in it, as children feel better when then look better and are able to take on their education with more confidence.”

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