Sergeant Frank Pieters, from the Cradock K9 unit, has seen first hand how children have been teased for not having school shoes, so he bought 25 pairs.
Cradock, South Africa (20 January 2020) – Sergeant Frank Pieters from the Cradock K9 Unit started a personal project at the start of 2019 that has finally paid off. He has seen how children get teased for not having proper school shoes or not having shoes at all. He decided that throughout 2019, he would buy shoes where and when he could afford to.
Sergeant Pieters dedicated his project to the Michausdal Primary School in Cradock. Every month he would buy two pairs of shoes and store them for the new school year. By December, he managed to purchase 25 pairs of school shoes.
He witnessed as these children stopped going to school because if their shoes. He hoped that by donating the 25 pairs, it would serve as motivation to go back to school.
Sergeant Pieters is one heck of an officer, proving that it only takes one person to make a difference. He went above and beyond to boost education at one school.
“Thank you, Sergeant Pieters, for your efforts which touched 25 children’s hearts and also by helping them to rise above their circumstances.” – Captain Lariane Jonker