AN EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR NYANDA PUPILS
By: Dale Munatswa
In the inimitable words of Nelson Mandela, a fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way to making the world a better place.
This was the message of Indoni on Friday, when the organization held a Christmas party for less privileged children of Nyanda primary school in Pietermaritsburg.
According to the principal of Nyanda Primary School, Zandile Sibisi, the school has a total of 764 enrolled pupils. Approximately 85% of which come from disadvantaged backgrounds, that is, either HIV affected/ infected, child headed families and orphans.
Sibisi expressed gratitude to Indoni and said that it would divert the children’s focus from negativity and their worries.
“Some of them have never seen a jumping castle before in their lives. They will forget about their problems for a while and enjoy themselves, which is something important in a child’s development,” said Sibisi
Students were treated to an early Christmas, where they received gifts and treats, as well as motivation, all in the name of giving.
Founder and CEO of Indoni Dr. Nomncebo Mthembu, gave words of inspiration to the children, reflecting back on her her own childhood.
She said, ” I grew up in Richmond, which is a rural area, where we used to go to school barefooted. I am now a doctor. You should believe In your dream in order to achieve it.”
The children showed delight in their Christmas gifts, as they glowed while they played around the jumping castles and interacted with indoni staff members.
Amahle Mchunu, a grade 4 pupil said, ” I feel great!. I learned how to enjoy, and be happy.”
The Christmas party held at Nyanda Primary School, was done in honour of the 16 days of activism against women and children abuse.
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