Nhlangano: 24 schools in the Shiselweni Region are set to benefit from a donation of 5000 face masks by Shiselweni II Inkhundla.
The donation was handed over to beneficiaries by Member of Parliament Strydom Mpanza as well as the Shiselweni II inner council on September 22, 2020.
The schools that will benefit from the donations are both high and primary schools within the Shiselweni II Inkhundla. The donations come after the schools approached the Member of Parliament, Strydom Mpanza to solicit support of this form.
In an interview with this publication, Mpanza confirmed they had made the donation to the schools, in efforts to collaborate with the government in the fight against the pandemic. “I was approached by two representatives for the schools where they requested that we support them, in as far as the provisioning of PPE is concerned for schools.
“After receiving the request, I contacted some Garments Factories around town where I communicated the request and further pleaded that they come to the schools’ rescue, through working together with the Constituency Headman, Councilors (Bucopho) and the respective chiefdoms,” explained the legislator”
Speaking during the hand over Mpanza thanked the Headman, Council and the Constituency Secretary for their diligence when doing their work as he attributed the success of this donation to them, as well as mentioned how this kind gesture had been well received by the schools who pointed out that it was the first time in the history of the Shiselweni II Constituency for them be convened in this manner.
He highlighted that the Shiselweni II has also geared up to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against this dreadful pandemic which has grounded the world over. “We have no doubt as Inkhundla that this gesture will go a long way in advancing the protection of all the different people that make up a school set up, be it a teacher, pupil, or staff”.
The schools that benefitted are Nsongweni, Evelyn Baring, Edoropeni, Dwaleni, Mbowane, Nhlangano Central, Sokhonjiwe, Tjedze, Galilee Community, Mhlanga Methodist, Single Tree, Sibovu Nazarene, Mkhondvo, Dulini, Nkulungo, Madulini and Mhlaba Nazarene.
By Nhlanhla Ngwenya
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