New School Uniforms Bring Unity
Posted on: 30 November 2021
At Kaap Agri, we believe that the communities that we operate in should be better off because we exist. We pride ourselves on making a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of those who
need it the most.
We recently donated brand new school uniforms to all the learners of Scheeperskraal Primary School in the Langkloof region. The donation included tracksuits, as well as long and short sleeve golf shirts.
School principal, Annette Janse van Rensburg, says this donation instilled a sense of pride and
unity amongst the learners. “It was a proud moment to see all the learners gather together, dressed in their school uniform. It was the first time in 12 years that I experienced this and it was an indescribable feeling. The learners look absolutely beautiful,” she says.
Scheeperskraal is a rural primary school for learners in Grades 1 to 6. Located between Uniondale and Oudtshoorn, many of the learners’ parents are farmworkers who face financial difficulties with school uniforms being an expense they simply can’t afford.
“We can’t say thank you enough. I can assure you that so many heartswere touched by this donation – including the learners, the school governing body and parents.”
Tasneem Sulaiman-Bray, Kaap Agri’s Corporate Affairs Director, says with numerous communities and individuals in need of support, identifying potential beneficiaries can be difficult, however, Kaap Agri is happy for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the learners at Scheeperskraal.
“Wearing a school uniform has several benefits. It builds team and community spirit from early on in life, instils discipline and focus, and we all know how a new outfit can relay confidence, purpose and a sense of pride in your appearance. It is heart-warming to see the excitement and gratitude of the learners. We hope that they will enjoy their new school uniforms for months to come,” Tasneem adds.
“We can’t say thank you enough. I can assure you that so many hearts were touched by this donation – including the learners, the school governing body and parents. The pride and enthusiasm in the learners’ eyes testify to this. Now they feel recognised and that makes all