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MEC Makupula to hand over blankets to needy learners

By Afikile Lugunya - Jun 7, 2018
MEC Makupula to hand over blankets to needy learners

The Eastern Cape Department of education and the Eastern Cape Disability Economic Empowerment trust partner will hand over blankets to a special school in Mt Fletcher on Friday.

Department of Education spokesperson, Malibonngwe Mtima, said that with the winter approaching the Department, led by MEC, Mandla Makupula, has partnered with the ECDEET to handover 80 beds and blankets to the Mt Fletcher Special School.

“This provision of this support to Mt Fletcher Special School is meant to address the shortage of these facilities at the school due to high enrolment which has spiked this year leading to many learners having to share some of this equipment,” he described.

“The MEC together with the CEO of ECDEET, Thabiso Phetuka in trying to address this, will tomorrow handover these beds and blankets to ensure that these learners are not affected by the upcoming cold winter season.”

The event will take place at 10am.