The Hollywood Foundation together with Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassador, Stacey-Lee May, recently embarked on the Back to School campaign at Meredale Primary School in Meredale, south of Johannesburg.
The school was ecstatic to learn that they are this year’s beneficiaries of the R4 million pledge campaign that has seen schools throughout the country benefit. To add to that, they were thrilled to have one of Mzansi’s premier spinners in their midst who selected the school to receive assistance.
The visit to the school is one of the many that the Hollywood Foundation has been embarking on since the launch of the campaign in November last year. The campaign aims to equip learners with basic school supplies, such as shoes, uniform and stationery, for the new schooling year.
Like many other schools, most parents are struggling to pay the school fees as the school attracts the underprivileged in the surrounding communities.
With Education and Training as one of the pillars of the Hollywood Foundation, the Team has been impacting lives throughout the country with over 200 handovers so far to ensure that learners are given enough resources to thrive in their academic journey.
This contribution is aimed to allow the learners to wear proper school uniform and have a sense of belonging with their peers and also improve their self-esteem.
During the handover, the Team and Stacey were warmly welcomed by the teachers and curious learners who were taken aback by how colourful the table was, as it was filled with school stationery such as books, scissors, rulers, and uniform amongst other items
The learners humbly questioned Stacey about her favourite part of spinning cars while they giggled in joy and excitement.
Meredale Primary School was established in 1970 with the aim to develop and nurture children. Some of the learners at the school are underprivileged. The school has an informal feeding programme which helps the learners to concentrate during classes. Their goals are for learners to have equal opportunities. The Hollywood Foundation together with Stacey Lee-May presented the school with uniform and stationery.
Michelle Roberts, a representative Meredale Primary School, said that they are happy to have received this contribution as it has brought relief to struggling parents of learners from underprivileged areas.