Hero covers himself in glory as he leads learners' preparation for academic year
Atlegang Bana Foundation, local organisations and volunteers got together on Saturday to embrace the non-governmental organisation's (NGO's) annual back-to-school book cover drive as they helped disadvantaged leaners prepare for the new academic year.
On the rainy Saturday morning, the NGO founded by LeadSA hero Katlego Thwane united with volunteers at the event to cover learners books for free.
The drive, which was open to Gauteng learners, attracted scores of parents and learners.
It exceeded their target of covering over one thousand various books.
The drive took place at DSJ Primary School in Dobsonville, Soweto, where the NGO also hosts weekend tutoring classes for the learners.
Thwane said the purpose of the drive is to help prepare and inspire the learners.
We started this project to help learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds so their books may also be well covered. We also wanted to inspire the learners to have confidence in school. It is our third year running this project and it has been inspiring to see the community share our love of giving back to the community. We look forward to helping more learners next year.— Founder of Atlegang Bana Foundation, Katlego Thwane