Food Parcels
Photo Credit: Camps Bay High School / Instagram

Camps Bay High School identified students that will struggle during the forced isolation and made-up food parcels for them to get through this stressful time.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (18 March 2020) – For some, school is a safe-haven. A place where they are happiest and surrounded with love. As many students have celebrated the closure of schools, students from Camps Bay High School, thought of their at-risk peers.

The Camps Bay High School identified students needing assistance over this unexpected extended break from school. Starting today, they have made up several food parcels which will be given to the students in need.

“We are above all else a caring, community school and we recognized that the next couple of weeks may be quite tough for some of our learners as the unplanned extended break will put additional financial pressure on their families, particularly those who do not receive other assistance from bursary programmes or sponsors. So, we decided to put together a food hamper for these students, identified by their tutor teachers as possibly being in need of assistance.” – Mr Dave de Korte, Camps Bay High School Principal,

The school will be issuing a food parcel to each family every week for the next three weeks. The parcels consist of pantry staples such as oil, mealie-pap, tinned food, legumes, powdered milk, flour and more!

We nearly cried when we heard what was being done! After seeing the photos of empty shelves and overflowing trollies, our own panic has been focussed on those who cannot bulk buy. Worry and stress about people in need have been a regular topic of conversation.

“A big thank you to Ms Kirsten Mobsby – Head of Service at Camps Bay High School and Ms Carol van der Spuy – our school’s Marketer for coordinating this project at very short notice with the assistance of learners and parents including Cara Kahn from Camps Bay High School Alumni Association, Simone Segall and Janine Thetard from Camps Bay High School SGB, 2020 Head Prefect – Amava Mkuku, plus all the other teachers and members of CBHS PR Team who helped make this happen!”

We believe that South Africans should take a leaf out of the school’s book. If you have bought enough to feed your family, perhaps consider offering your domestic helper a few items too. We are all in this together, the more people that can access healthy food and hygiene items, the better off we are as a country!

Take a look at the school’s efforts below.

 

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At Camps Bay High School, we are a caring community school and we recognized that the next couple of weeks may be quite tough for some of our learners as the unplanned extended break will put additional financial pressure on their families, particularly those who do not receive other assistance from bursary programmes or sponsors. So, we decided to put together a food hamper for these students identified by their tutor teachers as possibly being in need of assistance. We will be issuing these families with a food parcel every week for the next 3 weeks (the first one was issued today). A big thank you to Ms Mobsby – Head of Service at CBHS, Cara Kahn from CBHS Alumni Association, Simone Segall and Janine Thetard from CBHS SGB, 2020 Head Prefect – Amava Mkuku, plus all the other teachers and members of CBHS PR Team who helped make this happen at short notice!

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Source: Camps Bay High School – Supplied 
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