26 Mar Care Package Distribution in Western Cape – Before #21DayLockDown
24 and 25 March 2020 our team based in Western Cape distributed School Worksheets, Covid19 Information, Welcome letters, Food and Hygiene Packs to our learners that are based in Cape Town. On 24 March 2020, we started our distribution at Mseki Primary School for the Grade R -7 learners, that were accompanied by their parents and teachers. On 25 March, we distributed at Nomlinganiselo High School and for ID Mkhize learners we did our distribution at Gugulethu Square.
We fully acknowledge that the Covid19 outbreak disrupted the Holiday School Programme for this term. We found it important to remain connected with our learners and continue our support during the lockdown and keep them informed about our next steps.
The distribution came as our contingency plan to ensure that we provide the needed support to all learners in our programmes, raising awareness about Covid19, supplementing the schoolwork as well as providing them with activities that will help them learn while at home. We ensured that our learners had access to healthy food and hygiene packs during the lockdown.
The activities that the learners received are for the Natural Sciences, English and Mathematics curriculum, furthermore, the school worksheets were received by the Grade 7- 9 learners.
Parents were also encouraged to support the learners during this rough time in our country.
Though some learners did not receive their care packs on the day, we are committed to ensuring that they receive their packs through their school principals or when we deliver post the lockdown.
It was heart-warming to see how appreciative our learners and their parents were when they received their care packs, it was also clear to us that our learners were already aware of the Covid19, that meant that our teachers were already doing a great job in raising awareness.
Thank you again to everyone that was involved in making this possible, and their commitment is highly appreciated.
Written by Zukani – our Western Cape Lead of Programmes