Member of Parliament and Co-Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Members’ Interests and Ethics, Mr Omie Singh, led a successful clean-up campaign at a school in Durban over the weekend.
Joined by more than 100 volunteers, Mr Singh cleaned the Addington Primary School and helped cover textbooks and other school books. “It is very important that we join forces in our endeavours to contribute towards the education process of our learners. There are 100 volunteers from the constituency, comprising members of the Community Policing Forum and other community leaders involved in the clean-up campaign. I am glad that a private professional cleaning company has also offered its services for free on Saturday,” Mr Singh said.
The clean-up campaign formed part of Mr Singh’s constituency work. The school principal, Mr Raj Moodley, had requested help with the cleaning of the school before the re-opening of schools tomorrow. Mr Singh stressed the importance of community involvement in the education of children. He pointed out that a clean environment was conducive for an effective and productive learning process. He called on the community to take ownership of the school so that learners could achieve good academic results.
Source : Parliament of South Africa