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Fashion retailer helps Western Cape school kids

Thanks to a donation made by Cape Town fashion retailer and entrepreneur Mark Lifman, R250,000 worth of school trousers were handed over to Mandisa Monakali and Ella Monakali-Mangisa of Ilitha Labantu, an NGO operating in disadvantaged communities throughout the Western Cape.
Mark Lifman, Mandisa Monakali and school children from Sokhanyo Primary School.
Mark Lifman, Mandisa Monakali and school children from Sokhanyo Primary School.
About 8000 schoolchildren attending schools in Gugulethu, Langa, Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Crossroads, Athlone and Elsies River will benefit from this donation.

Ilitha Labantu provides support to local communities and has been working with Lifman to address the issues encountered by children in the Western Cape. This latest contribution follows a donation of school shoes by Lifman last year.

Committed to providing essential support


Ella Monakali-Mangisa, COO of Ilitha Labantu, said: "We have been engaging with Mr Lifman with regards to the challenges faced by children in our community and he has committed to providing essential support."

"My businesses are committed to supporting economic uplifment in the Western Cape and I wanted to do something to assist schoolchildren in the area, as I strongly believe that education is the key to reducing social inequality and a major driver in social and economic development," said Lifman.

This is an example of local business supporting local communities, something President Jacob Zuma, has called upon South Africans business owners to do.


 
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