A NEW LIBRARY FOR A CORNUBIA SCHOOL, AND 22 BICYCLES FOR HELPING TALENTED ATHLETES BE MORE MOBILE – DONATIONS THAT ARE CHANGING LIVES
To the average person, Makro is all about bulk shopping, convenience, an amazing range of products, and competitive prices. But behind the scenes, Makro is aware of the serious challenges facing our country and community. In short, they are no stranger to giving back to the community.
In recent months they have donated 3 500 lap-desks to primary school children, opened an Early Childhood Development centre in partnership with Hope Worldwide, and more recently Makro launched a library at the underprivileged Solomon Mahlangu Primary School in Cornubia in partnership with the Shout Foundation.
Shout is a non-profit organisation, founded by South African artists Danny K and Kabelo Mabelane following the tragic death of music legend Lucky Dube.
The Makro Shout library will mean the learners of Solomon Mahlangu have access to more than 2 000 beneficial books.
“We look forward to the library serving as the perfect place for learners to enjoy reading and wish for the initiative to contribute in establishing a culture of reading and dissemination of knowledge,” said Farzana Sonvadi, Corporate Affairs Manager for Makro SA.
Makro have also donated 22 bicycles to the non-profit organisation, Qhubeka, in support of the organisation’s mission to address mobility challenges in underprivileged communities across South Africa.
A campaign between Makro and Distell successfully raised funds for 22 bicycles which were donated to the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy,” said Qhubeka executive director, Tsatsi Phaweni. “These bicycles will help talented athletes and their coaches to get to and from the academy and their training sessions every day. The academy aims to help people change their lives for the better, which is a goal we share at Qhubeka,” Tsatsi concluded.