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A2A Kopano donates material to play centre

SHOWING UBUNTU: Tully Winnaar, A2A staff members Shailin Rampersad, Alzandre Adonis, Shanese Goliath, Juante Lewis, Lerusha Govender, Aneke Ihlenfeldt show off learning material and gifts handed over to Happy Hearts Playground’s Grade R educator Elicia Lawrence, right Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

A2A KOPANO Incorporated, which is based in King William’s Town, has made a meaningful contribution of educational material, toiletries and refreshments to Happy Hearts Playground in Breidbach on Monday.

The much-needed donation came after they approached the Lions Club to identify an institution to be a beneficiary of their social responsibility obligation. A2A Kopano’s Lerusha Govender, who was accompanied by a team of five other staff members, said the donation followed as a result of close working relations with Lion, Peter Moses.

“He assisted us a lot in identifying this institutions, where there is really a desperate need and we are thankful for his support,” Govender said.

“Last year we assisted with food for the kids at a crèche in Bhisho and the money was collected from each member to contribute to the cause.”

Her colleague, Aneke Ihlenfeldt, said she was confident the donation would motivate the children to encourage them in school and to stay focused.

“We believe that their lives could be changed for the better through this contribution.”

Moses said: “After they approached me to identify a needy creche or pre-school, I took them to Happy Hearts in Breidbach which is one of the catchment areas where I serve.

“ I commend A2A Kopano for showing ubuntu to the less fortunate.”

Happy Hearts Playground, a registered non-governmental organisation, is situated in Breidbach with its objective to provide educational development programmes to children from as young as three years from places as far afield as Qalashe, Siyathemba, Acorn Valley and Sweetwaters in Buffalo City Metro Ward 44.

The centre was unfortunately burgled over the weekend.

“We have no words other than to say thank you for this much needed donation as we started this week on a low after the break-in,” Grade R teacher Elicia Lawrence. said

Principal Daniela Boswell was at the police station during the occasion but said during a telephonic conversation that she appreciated the kindness and generosity of the donors.

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