Meyers Motors Mthatha in conjunction with ISUZU Foundation embarks on a drive to ‘help a child get to school’ in Willowvale
Meyers Motors Mthatha in conjunction with the ISUZU Foundation, a partnership between ISUZU Motors South Africa and its Dealer Network, embarked on a drive to ‘help a child get to school’ through the donation of 250 pairs of school shoes to Primary Schools in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape.
“With the rise in unemployment in and around areas of Mthatha, learners are confronted with harsh circumstances, making it difficult for them to reach school. Through this donation, we hope to create a safe space and motivate learners to consistently attend school as the foundation for pursuing their dreams,” says Ndomelele Sidlova, Dealer Principal Meyers Motors Mthatha.
Nduku, Ngwane and Lower Gwadu Primary Schools benefited from the donation, the handover took place on the 20th of July at Nqabarha Senior Secondary School in conjunction with The Methodist Church of Kumkani Hintsa District.
“The ISUZU Foundation is mindful of the challenges that learners in areas such as Willowvale are confronted with daily. These include walking long distances to and from school barefoot. Through the donation of 250 school shoes, we aim to bring hope and restore the dignity of these learners”, says ISUZU Department Executive Dealer and Business Development South African Customs Union Markets (SACU), Ms. Marcia Mayaba.
The donation forms part of the Meyers Motors Mthatha and ISUZU Foundation’s response to Mandela Month, a call to action for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them. It also forms part of Meyers motors and Isuzu broader Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy focused on education, youth empowerment, community development, and environmental impact.
“It was humbling to meet the teachers, students and stakeholders within the community. We will continuously look for ways to drive education within the community and thank to the Isuzu Foundation for their support. “Says Ndomelele Sidlova