AS part of the public-private partnership, Ubuhlebezwe Municipality partnered with MTN to hand over 50 brand new bicycles to learners from Emazizini Primary School as part of the Increasing Access to Schools Programme.
Emazizini Primary School is a small school with over 100 learners, the school is located in a secluded farmland just outside Ixopo. Addressing during the programme, Honourable Mayor of Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Cllr EB Ngubo elaborated on the impact these bicycles will have on the daily lives of learners, “we believe that these bicycles will change and improve the lives of learners. This initiative brings about the opportunities for improved learning, development and growth which will make a huge impact not only in the lives of the learners, but the entire community.” Says the Mayor
Judith Maluleka, Project Manager at the MTN SA Foundation, explains that the distribution of 50 bicycles will help the learners to get to school faster, more regularly and more safely. “We learnt that learners from Emazizini Primary School travel over 9,5km crossing rivers to get to school, these bicycles will help so much to the needy as they are more likely to arrive in time less tired giving them an opportunity to also concentrate better in class.”