The Hollywood Foundation Team travelled to Limpopo this week, to embark on two heartwarming handovers, as part of the Back to School campaign. This time, the Purple Team partnered with music sensation Sho Madjozi, to give back to two schools that were very close to her heart. It was an exciting day, as both the Hollywood Foundation and Sho Madjozi made dreams come true and encouraged learners to be the best version of themselves in the new year.
Last year, the Hollywood Foundation launched the Back to School campaign, with a R4 million pledge in essential school supplies to assist learners from predominantly disadvantaged communities in South Africa. The Team is aware of the challenges that face many parents, especially at the start of the new year. Learners are usually expected to attend school with an array of items, which may be costly to purchase. The campaign aims to ease the pressure off parents in this regard and help to ensure that their children feel motivated and empowered to excel in their school work, with new shoes, uniform and stationery items.
Sho was thrilled to join forces with the Purple Team on 01 March 2023, as the Team headed to two schools in Makhado, Limpopo, namely, Shirley Primary School and Djunane Primary School. Using the Back to School campaign, Sho and the Hollywood Foundation were proud to contribute new shoes for the learners to wear this year. Excitement filled the air at the two schools, as the young boys and girls eagerly waited to catch a glimpse of Sho and join in on many of her popular songs and dances. In order to promote the importance of reading at school, Sho was also excited to do a reading from her book, “ShoMa and the Stars”, as well as contribute copies of the book to libraries at both schools.
“These two schools that I chose for the Hollywood Foundation to come and bless, have a very special place in my heart. I love seeing the little kids, I love seeing how excited they are, and I think it is really good to show them that it is exciting to read, and it is exciting to learn,” said Sho Madjozi. Speaking about her partnership with the Hollywood Foundation, she added, “One of the big reasons that I wanted to work with the company to begin with, was because of the wonderful work that the Foundation does. The Hollywood Foundation has a focus on education, and that is something that I really wanted to come into when I wrote my book. This was a perfect partnership.”