The Hollywood Foundation’s Back to School campaign continues to make a difference in the lives of learners throughout the country. Since the launch of the R4 million campaign last year, the Purple Team has been out and about delivering school supplies to different areas in South Africa and Africa.
On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foundation Team, in partnership with Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassadors and former Springbok players Akona and Odwa Ndungane, embarked on yet another initiative in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, as part of the campaign.
The Ndungane twins, as they are famously known, selected Zonneblom Primary School and Gungululu Senior School to assist with school supplies for the 2023 academic year.
It was a heartwarming day for the Ndungane twins and the Purple Team, as they were given a warm welcome at both schools. At Gungululu Senior School, they were serenaded with music by the school choir and a traditional dance, as they soaked in the rich history and culture of Mthatha. Gungululu Senior School was chosen by Odwa while his brother Akona chose Zonneblom Primary School. They both said that the schools are close to their hearts. At Zonneblom Primary School, they were taken aback by a special surprise that brought smiles to their faces as parents of the school performed a song to welcome and celebrate the twins. The Team also witnessed a traditional dance by a Gogo who showed her gratitude to the twins and the Purple Team. The Hollywood Foundation together with the Ndungane twins were humbled to contribute uniform, shoes, and bags to both schools to assist them for the year.
“Children look forward to their first day of school with their new uniform and school supplies and every parent would like to meet their kids’ needs, the reality though is that not all kids are enabled the opportunity to experience that. This year, we have increased our allocation to the Back to School initiative, to ensure that we touch as many lives as possible. We strive to positively impact our communities, and our Team and partners carry that vision at heart,” said Vuyisile Ngobese, the Public Relations Officer for the Hollywood Foundation.