School uniform drive
07 March 2019
Dube TradePort continues to run a robust CSI programme that is centred on education and economic development, providing local communities with essential supplies and services. Amongst the initiatives of the programme is the back to school campaign that distributes hundreds of full school uniforms to school children in need.
During this weeks school uniform distribution drive, Dube TradePort was joined by KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mr Zikalala at Maqokomela Primary School.
Mr Zikalala said “Understanding the socio-economic imperatives in this area it’s critical that interventions like these are made. These usually go a long way in shaping and moulding the child. The uniform alone creates huge confidence to a child and they know they can tackle their studies without the sham that goes with their appearance. It’s also good to mould them while they are still young. The Grade 7 class of 2019 are the metrics of 2024 and making some interventions at this stage is very important.”
Dube TradePort CEO Hamish Erskine said it was part of their social responsibility programme to identify schools around their entity, provide support and make interventions where they can.