The Help A Student (HAS) Foundation made a generous contribution to pupils in the Mafukuzela-Gandhi District last week. One hundred and ninety-eight pupils from these schools were gifted with vouchers to the value of R300 so that they can purchase new school uniforms for next year. Sixty-six schools form part of the Mafukuzela – Gandhi District and include schools from Phoenix, Verulam, Tongaat and Inanda.

Education in this era has become so absolutely vital, that it defines your entire future.  The basis of school education forms the grounding, the entire platform of one’s future employment or tertiary education.  And as vital and fortuitous it is, there are countless children who cannot go to school.  It starts from a lack of school uniforms, to lack of food for school lunches or having nothing to eat before leaving home.

From poverty-stricken family backgrounds, unemployed parents (or single-parent households, especially single mother-headed homes), prevalent crimes and long distances from schools, the burdens weigh heavily on school-age-appropriate children. Help a Student Foundation was developed with the aim of combating, and eventually eradicating, the scourge of lack of education and educational resources.  The vision is to assist many underprivileged and deserving learners with basic resources so that they can achieve their full educational potential.  Businessmen, as well as people involved in education, formed this non-profit organisation.

The members of the board of HAS realised that many learners do not attend school because their parents cannot afford to purchase a basic school uniform, and shoes.  Most learners cannot afford transport costs so they walk to school.  Even if they are able to purchase a uniform, they get the bare minimum.  Although the initial aim of the Foundation was to provide raincoats to underpriviledged learners, the members decided that they should go the full route and provide uniforms as well. 

In 2017, 108 learners from 36 different schools were presented with vouchers of R300 and a light snack pack. 

The learners were identified by the principals at the schools. HAS ensures learners attend school in the manner that they should be fully togged up and equipped.  This will provide the best enviroment for them to gain a good education and create future leaders.

Joe Chetty the founder of HAS who also runs School of Savings (a registered financial services provider) said that the Foundation is always looking for support to champion this worthy cause.

For more information, contact Collin Dorasamy on 073 609 7629 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joe Chetty on 083 788 7817 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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