Masks donated

William Janjies from the Western Cape Education Department, Ezra Carelse, principal at Caradale Primary School, Bongiwe Ntuli from TFG, Rashied Prince from Gift ofthe Givers and Nyarai Pfende and James Wilkinson, both from TFG.

Caradale Primary School in Rocklands was one of the beneficiaries of a joint effort to ensure pupils have face masks countrywide to stop the spread of Covid-19.

TFG Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Education and Gift of the Givers donated 300 000 face masks to primary schools that are most in need of them.

Deidré Vrede from TFG said the project was birthed out of a desire to ensure the safety of pupils during the pandemic.

Speaking at the launch of the project at Caradale Primary School, William Janjies from the Western Cape Education Department, said they are very appreciative of the donation “While we have, as a provincial department, distributed two face masks to every pupil in the province, we are grateful that these can supplement additional requirements to our most vulnerable pupils. The safety of our pupils, educators and staff is important to us and therefore any additional personal protective equipment (PPE) that can contribute to making our schools a safer learning environment is welcomed,” he said.