Rabie, Ratanga & CCPOA joined forces for Mandela Day

to feed the more than 1000 learners and staff at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park this week in a belated celebration for Mandela Day.

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Date 27 July 2017

Armed with yellow gloves and black bags, teams of learners earlier had headed out into the township to do their 67 minutes for Mandela by picking up litter in the township. Hundreds of bags  of garbage were then packed onto CCPOA trucks and taken to the municipal dump

Having done their bit to improve the quality of life of the Joe Slovo community, the learners were rewarded with the meal prepared by Ratanga food and beverage staf who treated them to a boerewors roll, chips, cooldrink, fruit and chocolate.

Principal Ms Khuleswa Nopote said the gesture was hugely appreciated. For many of the learners it would be the only meal they would get for the day.

“The school feeding scheme which provides a daily meal for most of our learners on school days has not yet kicked in for this term so it is doubly appreciated.”

Sinenjongo High School was adopted by the Rabie Property Group as the major beneficiary of its Corporate Social Investment Project nine years ago. Since then the group has provided capex projects and additional teachers and programmes that have helped turn the school around and boosted its matric pass rate from around 27% to well over 90% with the vast majority of learners staying on to matriculate.  The school, which used to be housed in containers, moved in to brand new premises in January this year.