M-KEM staff knit scarves for schoolchildren affected by poverty
Posted on August 25th, 2021 by Charles Grey
In honour of Youth Day held on June 16, the staff at M-Kem 24 Hour Pharmacy in Bellville decided to knit scarves for schoolchildren affected by poverty who attend Parow Valley Primary School.
On Wednesday 18 August, staff members of M-KEM presented Mrs Marinda Carrol, the acting principal at Parow Valley Primary and a group of her colleagues with the colourful scarves lovingly knitted by the M-KEM staff. Mrs Carrol and her team will select the neediest children on PSFA’s feeding programme to each be given a scarf.
In addition to the scarves, M-KEM directors, Leigh Hershaw and Gill Watson presented our fundraising manager, Charles Grey with a cheque for PSFA in the amount of R16 000. This donation will enable PSFA to provide 32 hungry schoolchildren with daily breakfasts and lunches for a calendar year – for this, we are truly grateful!
Youth Day in South Africa is a day to honour the courage and sacrifice of the Soweto Uprising youth and celebrate all young people. Youth Day means acknowledging the sacrifices of the 1976 youth who fought for our freedom during the apartheid era and the improvement of our education system.