Grade 1-3 Learners from Nkone Maruping Primary School in Bram Fischerville, Soweto, were delighted to receive a surprise visit from the Institute of Waste Management (IWMSA) Central branch team recently. The IWMSA donated carry bags that learners can use to kick start their year. Included in the bags were stationery sets donated by Collect-a-Can, an information pack donated by the Rose Foundation and a pen donated by Interwaste.
“At the IWMSA it is important for us to give back to the community, and each of the IWMSA branches have been tasked to adopt a social investment project each year. We decided to start the year by helping children in a less advantaged area with carry bags for their school year,” said Suzan Oelofse, Central Branch Chairman. “This is just the start of our involvement,” Oelofse explained. “We hope to find many more opportunities to make a difference in the communities around us during the course of the year.” As part of the outreach program IWMSA office administrator, Sanki Tshabangu, engaged with the youngsters and taught them about the importance of recycling and managing their waste. Nkone Maruping Primary School is already engaged in some recycling activities and currently collects white paper as well as shoe polish tins for recycling.
CAPTION: IWMSA office administrator Sanki Tshabangu (left) and IWMSA Central Branch Chairman Suzan Oelofse (centre) prepare to hand over 300 carry bags for Grade 1-3 learners to Caretaker Principal, Mr Lucky Khumalo, at Nkone Maruping Primary School in Bram Fischerville, Soweto last week as part of a social investment project.
IWMSA is a non-profit organisation comprising a body of dedicated professionals in their respective fields, who give freely and voluntarily of their time and expertise in order to effectively educate, promote and further the science and practice of waste management. For more information, visit: www.iwmsa.co.za