KZN Legislature Speaker Hon. Boyce donates uniforms to needy children on her birthday
In a gesture of selfless and charitable leadership, Hon. Nontembeko Boyce (MPL), Speaker of KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has used the occasion of her 44th birthday to donate school uniforms to scores of needy learners in the Ugu District, in the south of the province.
Handing over the items to jubilant learners and teachers, the 44-year-old Speaker explained that she had decided to spend time with needy learners on her birthday because the Legislature valued education and wanted to see all learners attired in a dignified manner.
“As part of our social responsibility programme, we decided to hand over these uniforms. Through this initiative we have already benefited hundreds of pupils in different parts of KwaZulu-Natal. We are providing uniforms because we know that some families face serious financial hardships which make them unable to support their children. In turn, this leads to absenteeism and even dropping out,” added Boyce.
The Speaker described the time spent with underprivileged on her birthday as immensely satisfying.
“History has taught us that it is through giving that we enrich and prolong both our own lives and the lives of others.”
The school principals and parents expressed great appreciation for the kind gesture and wished the Speaker a birthday filled with joy.
“When we heard about the legislature’s social responsibility programme that has been praised in other parts of the province, we never thought it would also come to us. We really want to thank Ms Boyce and the legislature she leads for choosing our school,” said Mbambuya Primary School Principal, Ms Tholakele Memela.
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