Ekhuruleni Learners Warm This Winter

East Rand primary schools warm this winterAERCT and Dare to be Successful team up to keep Ekhuruleni Learners Warm This Winter

The Afrisun East Rand Community Trust (AERCT) has teamed up with Kwa-Thema-based community organization Dare to be Successful to help keep children at 5 East Rand primary schools warm this winter.

Dare to be Successful approached the AERCT with a proposal after identifying the 5 schools, based on a rating and observation system. The donation, totaling R100 000 in winter school clothing, will ease the burden of winter on learners from Msobomvu Primary, Sakhelwe Primary, Qedusizi Primary, Muzomsha Primary and Kwa-Thema Primary.

Dare to be Successful is an informal society comprised of 12 ambitious, virtuous, grounded and talented young women with a desire to be successful in every area of life. The society embraces female fellowship, the sharing of knowledge and the spirit of Ubuntu. Formed in 2008, they seek to improve the lives of those in communities around them by raising awareness of important causes.

AERCT Executive Trustee Sandy Hattingh has nothing but praise for the initiative of this group of young women. “We were thoroughly impressed to see this group of talented young women taking an interest in their communities – and actually doing something about it!” she says. “They are a great example to their communities and we’re glad to be able to help them realise their aim of improving the lives of those around them.”

The clothing handover took place on Thursday 18 June at the Kwa-Thema Community Hall, where each child who received clothing was also given a warm meal to help fight the cold.

For more information, contact:

Sandy Hattingh
Afrsun East Rand Community Trust
082 447 0373

Issued on behalf of the AERCT by:

Trevor Crighton
083 652 7713