First lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe to hand over 900 shoes at Thembisa school
Johannesburg - First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe is expected to hand over more than 900 school shoes to pupils at the Khatlamping Primary School in Thembisa on Wednesday.
The handover is part of the My Walk My School initiative, which is a The Pink Forum project - a youth-centred non-profit based in Thembisa and Kempton Park - in partnership with Netcare and Adcock Ingram Critical Care.
The Presidency said in a statement that Motsepe was taking part in the initiative as she was a patron of the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health.
Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale said: “The initiative converts used, uncontaminated PVC intravenous drip bags, oxygen masks and associated tubing into shiny new and durable school shoes, made from 100% recycled material.
“Tomorrow’s event will see the handover of 900 school shoes to learners of Khatlamping Primary School.
“The event will also see the unveiling of the second phase of a newly renovated block of classrooms by The Pink Forum,” he said.
Seale said the refurbished classrooms would provide social support services, leadership training, entrepreneurial training, career guidance, art training and indoor and outdoor gardening training to pupils.
Motsepe is also expected to deliver a keynote address to members of the community and will also partake in a walkabout after handing over the school shoes.