The Mpumalanga South African Social Security Agency recently distributed school uniform to the needy pupils at Sizenzele Primary School, Daggakraal in the Gert Sibande district. 174 pupils benefited (93 boys 81 girls).
SASSA said in a statement that it restored the dignity of the pupils under its own programme called Social relief of distress, where needy and qualifying learners receive school uniform from the Agency. The aim is to ensure that learners wear proper school uniform.
SASSA’s Manager of Disaster Management, Lungile Mthimunye encouraged stakeholders to work together to make sure that service delivery reach right people.
“As government institutions lets work together to develop communities and deliver the service accordingly. The government has played its role, parents must also ensure that the school uniform is clean and it last longer .When children get support and love from home they are able to achieve good result at school .Children are the future of the country”, said Mthimunye.
Sphesihle Shongwe from Daggakraal a mother of two learners has appreciated SASSA initiative.
“I am not working, we are staying with our grandmother. We survive with social grants, with the social grant only I am unable to buy quality school uniform that last longer. I will ensure that my kids attend school every day “, explained Shongwe.