Garden Route Primary School is based in Mossel Bay and was absolutely delighted to hear that they would receive funding from the Hollywood Foundation’s Back to School campaign. Previously, learners at the school did not have proper school uniforms and found it difficult to find a sense of belonging. Apart from education, the school also feeds learners daily.
Through the Back to School campaign, the school was able to receive much-needed school uniform items on 19 November 2021, such as school trousers, skirts, shoes and jerseys for 63 learners. The Hollywood Foundation Team from Mossel Bay chose to help this school because it comprised of children who were very less fortunate and came from poor backgrounds and households within the community.
Nicolas Gertse, the Principal of Garden Route Primary School, said that the contribution from the Hollywood Foundation will enable pupils at the school to feel proud and share a sense of belonging. He added that his hopes and dreams for the school is for pupils to reach their full potential.