United in Appreciation

Principal Thami Nzuza brings a new culture of appreciation to the children of Kwacutswayo Primary School

True joy and human flourishing become evident when humans are overcome with a sense of appreciation for something they wouldn’t ordinarily deserve. Such is the case at Kwacutswayo Primary School where our partner principal, Thami Nzuza felt it was only right that the children of the school be given a quarterly platform to express their appreciation for the decades of service people in the wider community have given to the school.

Maud Mbambo, who has served as a school counselor and caregiver to the orphans of the school has been graciously sponsored by the community to ensure that children who are lonely and who don’t have much in terms of nutrition and clothing are cared for. Her years of self-sacrifice for the school were widely expressed in the first ever Appreciation Assembly hosted on 22 May 2019. Additionally, Redemption Point Church was also honoured in appreciation for the many years of spiritual & infrastructural support they have given to the school.

Delayne Gray, the Managing Director for SBS Tanks also had a chance to address the children and encourage them in the future prepared for them and enabled through the generous giving of others. SBS Tanks was highly honoured for the 200KL Water Tank given to mitigate frequent water interruptions and to ensure the school has a consistent flow of potable water.

Some of our partners that we have grown in relationship with over the years appreciated at our first Appreciation Assembly

A special mention was made to Roger de Wet for his countless hours of providing chess activities and for pioneering the school in a box program in the school, as well as Joan Young; Relationship Manager for The Whole Child,  and the Redemption Point Church ROOTS Team for their contribution in the NEEMA Reading Program.

These quarterly Appreciation Assemblies will continue for years to come, and our dream is that it instills a real heart of appreciation and gratefulness in the young children of Kwacutswayo Primary School. This fits in line with our mandate as The Whole Child; that quality education exists from more than just learning, but by developing the whole child.

Written by Jesse Greaves

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