Back to school, back to reality, after months of uncertainty, schools are finally opened. However, the reality for many parents is that they can afford little or nothing for their children especially with four out of every 10 South Africans remaining jobless.
Mohale Motaung and other South African influencers, along with Uber Eats as the main sponsor, have come together to donate school shoes to three schools in three different towns in three days.
The effects of COVID-19 on the economy saw over two million jobs lost in 2020, this is why it is important to give back to communities in need. [source to be included]. It is a common sight to see children in government schools walking in shoes with holes and some barefoot. Schools, therefore, see a number of these pupils drop out of school or miss out on classes.
“South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world, we want to bring hope to the children and the communities they live in. We want children to realise that their circumstances do not define their destiny,” said Mohale Motaung, a socialite and entrepreneur who is leading this campaign.
Motaung added that “This would not have been possible without the generous support from Uber Eats who is our main and only sponsor for this campaign, the brand has gone above and beyond for us.”
Mthonjeni Higher Primary school in KwaNobuhle is the first of three schools to receive this donation and the other schools will be Phakamisa Primary School in Queenstown and Mvelaphanda Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg.
“In these difficult times, many in South Africa are in need, and those who can lend a helping hand are encouraged to do so. We are proud to be a part of this cause and provide school shoes and food to children in need,” explains Shane Austin, Senior Operational Manager of Uber Eats South Africa explains, “
The aim of this drive is to connect and positively affect the communities we live in. We want to encourage brands to follow in the steps of Uber Eats and invest in the people. Together we can make a positive change in people’s lives.