By Thandeka Matebesi
A GROUP from Ward 15 in Lupane of young people, under the Catch Them Young initiative, are appealing for assistance to purchase stationery and sanitisers so that they can resume lessons for primary school children in the area.
“We had 16 students of primary school-going age and, with the help of a local teacher named Zulu, we had to introduce staggered classes. We saw that kids were always playing outside and couldn’t afford radio or online lessons,” one of the group members, Thando Nyoni, said.
“We decided to help them, but we only managed to go on for a few weeks as we ran out of sanitisers and teaching equipment. We need assistance of radios and bond papers to help kids with home-delivered work.”
Nyoni also said some locals had assisted them in the past to conduct the lessons.
“Locals like Thembelihle Mhlanga and local organisation, Rucet, provided sanitisers and masks in the past, ” he said.
Catch Them Young is a sports academy that links players to big academies and also provides assistance to young people in Lupane.
The organisation is run by five people from Lupane, namely Njabulo Sibanda, Lawrence Dube, Bukhosi Khumalo (currently studying in Russia), Nyoni and Jabulani Zulu (Shabulana Village).