MAROPENG - MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR LEARNERS AT MALONEY’S EYE
Grade R and Grade 1 learners at Maloney’s Eye Primary School in the Cradle of Humankind were thrilled to receive knitted beanies from two kind community members. These two women learned of the plight of many of the Maloney’s Eye learners from a friend who works at Maropeng.
Amanda Hattingh and Annamarié Ballack handed over 81 beanies in total to the Grade R and Grade 1 learners on 14 June who could not wait to try on the much-needed new addition to their winter wardrobe.
“We started knitting beanies a few years ago and donated these to Maloney’s Eye because we were aware of the poverty and need within the local community and particularly at the rural school,” says Hattingh. “It is very rewarding as the children are extremely grateful for every little thing you give them.”
“It takes about three hours to knit one beanie,” comments Ballack. “But we make time to do it and knit well in advance so that by the time the kids need the beanies, they are ready.”
“Over the last two years Maropeng has developed a special relationship with the school and community donating almost R810 000 in food and infrastructure,” says Tony Rubin, Managing Director of Maropeng. “A number of our staff come from the Maloney’s community or even attended the school so it is a project which is very close to our hearts and our staff enthusiastically support the community whenever they can.”
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