Durban – The Hollywood Foundation in partnership with St Kizito Youth Foundation will hand over school shoes to different schools in KwaNdengezi township, west of Durban on Friday according to the KZN Department of Social Development.
The handover will be presided over by the MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Nonhlanhla Khoza.
The department said the two foundations were embarking on a #BackToSchool programme where 460 pairs of school shoes will be distributed to pupils from 10 different schools.
The foundations announced the return of the “Back to School” campaign with a R4 million pledge to assist parents and pupils from various communities across South Africa.
Khoza said initiatives like this empower pupils at the start of the new school year.
Hollywood Foundation’s Vuyisile Ngobese said the donation follows the pledge the foundation made last year.
"We started this programme in November last year with the Black Coffee Foundation and it continued until December and January. We work with many organisations. On (February) 16 we are going to other schools along with our brand ambassador, cricketer Keshav Maharaj,” said Ngobese.
Ngobese said the foundation, which also runs a bursary programme for needy schools, deals with community issues. The #BackToSchool programme falls under their yearly Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme.
The department said the following schools would receive donations:
- Botate Primary School,
- Mthala Primary School,
- Insizwakazi Primary School,
- Thembalihle Primary School ,
- Inkosenye Primary School,
- Ndengezi High School,
- Ntee High School,
- Ndengetho High School,
- KwaSanti High School
- Emangangeni Primary School.