Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC), a locally based charity, is partnering with the Cecilie Palmer and Sizoya Foundations in South Africa to provide good quality second-hand school uniforms for children in poor communities.
Uniforms that would normally form part of the 235 million items of clothing a year that goes to landfill sites, will be distributed to families and schools in Soweto, Johannesburg and Rustenburg
According to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), over 93 million children of primary and secondary school ages in Sub-Saharan Africa, don’t go to school. The cost of school uniforms can be very expensive for some families and often prevents children from going to school, particularly those who have to walk miles without shoes.
“Children, whose parents cannot afford a uniform are often marginalised”, says Veronica Kumeta, CEO of LFBC. “We believe that every child deserves a dignified education and having a uniform will help give them the confidence to learn”.
Parents, schools, local businesses, organisations and young people have come together to help collect, pack and ship the uniforms.
You can help too by clicking the donate button below and giving what you can to assist with the shipment.