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SA First lady hands over 900 shoes at Thembisa school

Going to school with worn out shoes can be discouraging and can affect one’s self-esteem. In an effort to encourage the pupils who go to Khatlamping Primary School in Tembisa,Dr Tshepo Motsepe has handed over more than 900 school shoes.

The handover is part of the My Walk My School initiative, which is a The Pink Forum project – a youth-centred non-profit based in Thembisa and Kempton Park – in partnership with Netcare and Adcock Ingram Critical Care.The Presidency said Motsepe took part in the initiative as she was a patron of the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health.

“The initiative converts used, uncontaminated PVC intravenous drip bags, oxygen masks and associated tubing into shiny new and durable school shoes, made from 100% recycled material, “said Presidency spokesperson, Tyrone Seale.

The handover ceremony also captured the unveiling of the second phase of a newly renovated block of classrooms by The Pink Forum.Seale said the refurbished classrooms would provide social support services, leadership training, entrepreneurial training, career guidance, art training and indoor and outdoor gardening training to pupils.

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