Tinyiko Primary School kids get awards from Tinyiko Shivuri Foundation
The Village Voice
All pics by Denis Maluleke
Tinyiko Shivuri of the Tinyiko Foundation, that is working in three provinces and support worthy causes has been praised for extending his generous hands to assist pupils at Tinyiko Primary school at Lombard village at the Collins Chabane Local Municipality in Limpopo.
Working in unison with Lombard Development Forum, the foundation has given awards to 40 deserving leaners at Tinyiko Primary school from grade R to grade Seven.
The best two learners received trophies and certificates while from position 3 to 5 they received certificates and medals from the foundation.
Three retirees, former principals George Maluleke and Mrs Rebecca Mathebula also received certificates, the same with the retired teacher Mrs Mabel Mashaba.
The event was attended by local community leaders.
Local community leader Mavis Ngobeni who represented the Lombard Development Forum explained how she was able to persuade Tinyiko Shivuri who is from Dinga village in Malamulele but whose foundation is working in three provinces namely North West, Gauteng and Free State to come and plough back in her home village of Lombard.
The area of M’tititi to which Lombard belongs supplied three teams that participated in the Tinyiko Foundation Pre Season Games that were held in his home area of Dinga last December and he felt the need to plough back.
Ngobeni who was also praised by several speakers said she felt the need to plough back.
She praised Shivuri and said he loved young people and also had a passion for education.
“There are so many people even from our area who are well off and are also manning important positions but they forget where they are coming from, and that is why I have all the respect for Shivuri, “she said.
Well known cleric Dr HD Makhubele said if statistics can be conducted, it would be found that there are “more consumers than givers”.
Dr Makhubele, who is a retired high school principal but a product of the school is the chairperson of the Quality Learning and Teaching Committee at the school.
He said the Bible promoted people to give and Shivuri was living in keeping with that.
He told people about the importance of giving.
“Let all of us tell ourselves that we must not die before giving someone something, “he said.
As a token of appreciation, Dr Makhubele donated one of his new books to the foundation.
Other speakers included Mrs Rush Mndlovu who thanked both the foundation and the Lombard Development Forum on behalf of parents and Mr Eric Mthombeni who represented Hosana George Chauke.
Mthombeni praised the school leadership because three former school principals attended the event.
“It seems there was a proper handover because all the former principals get well along with the new principal Mrs Grace Mashaba.
The secretary of the ward committee Mission Chauke who represented ward councillor Cynthia Chabangu urged parents to embrace the gesture from the foundation and also support their children in their education