Matriculants in South Africa writing their last exams and walking away from school barefoot, but these acts of kindness are all for a good cause


Johannesburg, South Africa – King Edward VII School (KES) matriculants wrote their final exams and left their school shoes behind. This has become a popular way for students to give back at the end of their high school careers.

Every year, we see more and more schools joining in to donate school shoes to children in need. Some students don’t only leave behind their school shoes; sometimes they leave other items too, all of which is distributed to underprivileged peers.

The KES Facebook page celebrated their students, saying how proud they were. They said that over 100 pairs of shoes were donated.

“Our Matrics finished writing today and left the School in high spirits!

In true KES tradition, over 100 pairs of shoes were donated to our KESCO charity, The Phutaditjaba Community Centre in Alexandra. Thank you to all who donated.

Best of luck to these fine young men in their futures. Always sons of this place.”

As the teachers watched their matriculants wall away wearing only their socks on their feet, their hearts swelled. We have to admit, seeing so many pairs of shoes and knowing the importance they hold for the underprivileged, we are tearing up just a little!

Sources: Facebook
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