Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, met with representatives of the Gift of the Givers on 5 February 2020, to explore the possibility of a sustainable cooperation between the Department of Basic Education and the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
Gift of the Givers is a world-renowned disaster relief NGO organisation that not only intervenes during emergency disasters, but assists Government to provide relief services in the form of stationery packs, bursaries, ablution facilities and sanitary pads for girls in several rural schools across the country.
The NGO says there are still many under-resourced schools in the country and they are doing their part to assist Government in ensuring that children learn under decent and conducive environments.
Minister Motshekga expressed her gratitude for the gesture, and welcomed the possibility of an ongoing, sustained relationship with the Gift of the Givers and other stakeholders and partners, in the spirit of education being a societal issue.
The Gift of the Givers donated school uniforms to learners at a primary school in Mamelodi on 6 February 2020, and will be donating uniforms and stationery to learners at the Nelson Mandela Secondary School in Nyanga, Western Cape Province on 12 February, where the Minister will take the opportunity to encourage and motivate the Class of 2020.