It may to us in the West seem like such a simple thing. Shoes for our children to go to school. However in many parts of the world something we take for granted, Shoes, are in rare supply and many children amble to school bare footed or with extremely worn out footwear.
When you think of the Billions donated by the UK and other Western countries of which the UK is probably the highest giver, you wonder where all the money is going? It will always remain the case that giving starts at home and local rather than National or International giving is the way forward.
Taking this stance Bandason Magesh Banda known as Mr Banda decided to make the difference in his local community.
He started it 2017 by supporting the disadvantaged community with school uniforms. Today the organisation visited Ndondwane Primary School a school located in Ubizo Reserve.
over 50 School pupils will receive schools shoes and school uniform through out the year. The official handover of the school shoes was attended by the school governing body and was welcomed by the Principle and the Chairman of the Governing Body.
Ndondwane Primary School use to be Mr Banda’s primary school back in his days as a school kid. This initiative is his way of saying thank you to the community that raised him and to give back. Mr Banda confirmed that a lot needs to be done to eradicate poverty from the community, His organisation plans to come back with more initiatives to “Empower” the community to deal with poverty.
One of those initiatives is working with celebrities and artists abroad to raise awareness and funds to help local people in South Africa. Mr Banda head of the ZuluLand Gospel choir recently finished a collaboration with award winning Uk Singer, Poet and Songwriter Stephan Dante and Shlepp CEO Stevie Eagle E. Her ‘Nails Did‘ single featured the Zululand Gospel Choir on the remix produced by G-Tazz and Rockwave in South Africa. A collaboration that is set to continue with Shlepp Entertainment/Shlepp Records on future music and live projects directly to help raise awareness and funds for those in need in South Africa and around the world.
If you would like to support Mr Banda why not get in touch with him on FB here. You can donate, money time or just send your unwanted shoes or clothes.
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