Learners soar high with airline’s contribution
By GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUNDREDS of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds have received a major boost after a South African low-cost airline donated stationery for their empowerment.
Skywise Airlines said its donation to the Laudium Civic Centre where leaners had gathered for the second annual Youth Summit, was a commitment to uplifting needy communities.
The airline made a donation of branded pens, rulers and bags to more than 400 Grade 11 learners at the summit Laudium Women’s Network (LWN) organised in celebration of the youth.
LWN is committed towards assisting and playing a supportive role in issues that affect their youth.
“This is a win-win situation as learners benefited and in turn took the pens, rulers and bags to their homes to definitely mention that Skywise is a new airline in South Africa”, said Amoré Sameera Jooste, of 911 4 kidZ, co-organisers.
Jooste said the summit was aimed at building leadership among the youth of the locality.
Tabassum Qadir, Co-Chair of Skywise, commented on the donation.
“Usually marketers want to see big numbers to justify their sponsorship, however, Skywise’s slogan Less is More, suggesting that low numberstargeted at this event will grow into huge benefits for us in the future,” said.
J. Malik, Co-Chair, concurred.
“This was an opportunity not to miss. For us, people come first,” Malik added.
Prior to this event Skywise had teamed up with Thembekile Mandela Foundation to paint 14 classrooms at Khamane High School in Malapyane, Mpumalanga as part of 67 Minutes of Mandela Day.
– CAJ News
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