Wellington Lions Club donates rain jackets to rural primary school
The Wellington Lions Club recently donated 95 rain jackets to all the learners of Voor Groenberg Primary School, on the outskirts of Wellington. The donation was made possible by funds raised during the Voetspore evening with Johan Badenhorst that was held earlier this year (2014).
This project was also part of our “67 minutes for Mandela“.
This farm school caters for grade R to grade 4 learners and currently has 5 full time teachers working with the children of local (some seasonal and therefore often unemployed) farm workers. Due to the limited financial capacity of the parents the school depends on the government for 90% of its annual income which leaves many gaps to be filled.
Wellington is in a winter rainfall area and many of the children walk to the school in the cold and wet weather. We found a number of them barefoot and dressed in clothes that could not possibly keep them warm and cosy.
The Wellington Lions Club is currently looking for international twinning partners under the LCI Club Twinning program to enable us to run more service programs such as this one. Submissions in this regard are very welcome and can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any organisations or individuals interested in contributing to local schools in need are welcome to get in touch with the Wellington Lions Club so that we can help identify and distribute the much needed support.
Here are some photos of the day (photos by Christine Siebrits, Bennie Smith and Hennie Botha)