A concerned young man, Mr Samuel Mosana, said he was touched and motivated by learners from indigent families who attend school with uniform to start a movement to help them.
He started Dream. Plan. Do in Mmakaunyana , Winterveldt this year in January after being involved with learners at Mmakaunyana Secondary School.
“When I was at the school I saw a young learner who was not wearing proper uniform and upon engaging the principal, I discovered that there were more learners who were worse off.
“I was then motivated to help more learners from other schools,” said Mr Mosana.
During September this year, the organisation visited Mmasempane Primary School to donate school uniforms and sanitary towels that were donated by local businesses.
“We plead with other businesses to open their hearts and help needy learners,” said Mr Mosana.
He also urged government to start making provision in budgets for free sanitary towels at clinics starting from next year to provide not only for school girls but also for girls who cannot afford pads.
“This will be an important step towards eradicating school absenteeism and treating girls in general with dignity and respect,” he said.
He pleaded with community members to help with donating school uniforms, “it does not have to be new uniform, we also collect used uniform because it pains us to see children without uniform at school or without shoes”.
One of the campaigns he satated is to encourage community members to consider buying a case of sanitary towels instead of buying a case of beer.
“Let us support the girl child instead, and i believe this campaign can take us far in improving lives” he said
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