Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School principal Charlton De Morney recently reached out to local businesses to help raise funds for uniforms and props, including pom poms, flags, maces and batons, for the school’s new drum majorette squad. Heeding the call, Engen Helderberg Convenience Centre director, Geoff Abrahams funded kits for all 40 members of the team. “I hope that this small token will help uplift pupil’s optimism,” he said.
Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School has 1 312 pupils, the majority of whom live in informal settlements. “Our surrounding community is extremely poor, with almost 70% of our parents either unemployed or reliant on government grants,” says Mr De Morney. “We are a no-fee school and our pupils find it very difficult to buy their own sports kits.”