The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Fatima Chohan, visited Easter Peak Primary School on Friday 14 September to handover Smart IDs to support staff at the school and to round off Mandela Day initiatives.
Smart IDs were handed over to Mrs Gertruida Basson, the School Governing Body chairperson, Mr Stephen Casper, who helps with security at the school and Ms Carmenita van Daten, who is a volunteer at the school's feeding scheme.
The Deputy Minister was pleased with the upgrades and visited several classrooms where she engaged the learners and stressed the importance of education.
The Deputy Ministry, members of the school and community volunteers worked together for the Mandela Day painting of three classrooms and two ablution blocks at Easter Peak, the oldest school in Manenberg. The school, assisted by NGOs, runs a feeding scheme for all learners. A few weeks back, the Deputy Ministry assisted with tiling of the kitchen area, as an extension of the Mandela Day programme.
The ID handover is part of a nationwide campaign to extend Smart IDs to citizens. The Deputy Ministry has been involved with school outreach programmes in Manenberg over a number of years, focusing on Good Citizenship, career opportunities and ID Handovers.
Easter Peak, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, is the oldest school in Manenberg. There are 750 learners at the school.