On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, all 1548 learners at Lodirile Secondary School in Kagiso received dignity packs in a Mandela Day collaboration between specialised software company Adapt IT and Adopt-a-School Foundation.
All 1548 learners received a dignity pack containing pens, a pencil case, hand sanitiser spray, deodorant and Stayfree pads. The packs also contained multiple snacks, juice and a water bottle.
Zwelakhe Shangase, Marketing Manager, Adapt IT Education, said, “Part of our mission as responsible corporate citizens is to help the communities that we work with to pursue better lives through technology and by us doing good. Such activities emphasise our drive to contribute toward a knowledgeable and educated society but promote the idea of doing good and giving back to those that need us the most. Basic education is where we look to cultivate future leaders and create innovations that will make a difference in society and livelihoods in the future.”
Mlamuli Jiyane, School Principal, Lodirile Secondary School, said: “We cannot stress the importance of dignity packs. They give meaning to the word dignity and are undeniably a factor that contributes to conducive learning in the classroom. We are thankful to Adopt-a-School Foundation and Adapt IT for always thinking of us.”