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PPA raises more than R250k for education

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A group of principals working together to improve education at underprivileged schools in the province say they are overwhelmed by the monies they have raised. The Progressive Principals Association (PPA) hosted a Golf Day last week to generate funds for struggling schools in the greater Mitchell’s Plain area.

West End primary principal and PPA treasurer, Clive Arries said that although final audited statements have not been verified, between R250 000 and R300 000 was collected. The final audited statements will be out next week at the annual AGM meeting taking place on the 22nd of October.

Arries said their aim is to boost all aspects of the schooling environment.

“Its not only when schools needs to be fixed up after it has been vandalised or broken into,” he said.

“It is also to assist schools to develop themselves in the different projects that will be tabled for the purpose and use of the money.”

Schools will have the opportunity to access these funds at an interest free rate and pay it back to the PPA in order to keep the fund going. This will be keep monies growing so that more and more schools can be supported through this fund.

He also added that the PPA is looking forward to future activities. The annual golf day has been adopted by Sanlam which will also form part of their yearly corporate social investment programme. VOC (Imogen Vollenhoven)

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