Bushiri in Africa-wide school adoption programme: Launches it on Mandela Day with $40 000 worth donations

Renowned philanthropist, preacher and entrepreneur Prophet Shepherd Bushiri on Wednesday celebrated Mandela Day by launching an Africa-wide School Adoption Programme with an estimated $40 000 worth donations to a local primary school in Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa.

Bushiri carrying the donations
Bushiri joins to paint the school for 67 minutes as part of 67 years of Mandela fight for social justice
Bushiri shares a cake with the learners at Kloofwaters
Major 1 officially launching the renovation works at Kloofwaters Primary School as part of the programme
Bushiri dresses up a learner of Kloofwaters
Bushiri gives a uniform pack to one of the 173 leaners
Part of the donations

Every year, July 18 is Mandela Day—a day declared by the UN in 2009 in honour of Nelson Mandela—and, on this day, the global community is encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something good for society in honour of the 67 years that Mandela spent fighting for social justice.

The Malawian-born, but South Africa-based Bushiri thought of honoring Mandela, on this day, not just by just spending 67 minutes doing charity; but, most importantly, launching an Africa-wide School Adoption Programme meant to continuously support struggling schools.

The launch—held at a local Kloofwaters Primary School (one of the programme’s beneficiary schools)—was graced by senior government officials from the Education Department, community leaders and the public.

In his speech, Bushiri, quoting Madiba, said ‘education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the society’ and there is no better way one can honour Madiba than by supporting the education of ‘our children’.

While at Kloofwaters, besides adopting the school, Bushiri made instant humanitarian moves to the school estimated at about $40 000.

They, among others, include: donation of uniform packs [a Jersey, long grey pants, long sleeves shirt, grey socks and a pair of black school shoes] for the 173 learners at the school; renovation and repainting all the structures at the school; various chemical and cleaning machines for the toilets; grocery packs for 173 learners; instant nutritious breakfast supply for three months; various food rations and, also, provided professional support to the vegetable garden which meets dietary needs of the learners.

Bushiri further explained that through the Africa-wide School Adoption Programme, ‘selected struggling schools will be adopted and have their every emerging need met’.

“The programme is part of our effort to help our governments meet Goal 4 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2016.

The goal seeks to ensure that, by 2030, all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes,” he said.

Apart from Kloofwaters in South Africa, three other schools from Kenya, Zambia and Malawi have already been identified as part of the first phase.

Rustenburg inspector of school Julia Sechele hailed Bushiri for the programme, generally, and also, specifically, for reaching out to Kloofwaters Primary School.

She said her programme will go a long way in supporting South Africa’s government goals of education for all and also the global efforts to fulfil goal number 4 of the 17 SDGs.

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3 years ago

Thank you papa for your charity work may God give you more

3 years ago

BUSHIRI MORE FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

That’s a good gesture I will encourage my fellow Malawian of good standing to emulate more especially of Christian family not just Christian but born agains

3 years ago

Let the cameras roll

3 years ago

Good Work PSB.

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