l-r-uminathi-christian-college-headmistress-zanele-shange-chief-mkhize-of-the-macala-gwala-traditional-council-and-hilary-smith-gmsa-regional-sales-manager-south-region_1800x1800
l-r-uminathi-christian-college-headmistress-zanele-shange-chief-mkhize-of-the-macala-gwala-traditional-council-and-hilary-smith-gmsa-regional-sales-manager-south-region_1800x1800

Uminathi Christian College that was officially launched this year, was born out of the desperate need for a high school in the area.

l-r-uminathi-christian-college-headmistress-zanele-shange-chief-mkhize-of-the-macala-gwala-traditional-council-and-hilary-smith-gmsa-regional-sales-manager-south-region_1800x1800
l-r-uminathi-christian-college-headmistress-zanele-shange-chief-mkhize-of-the-macala-gwala-traditional-council-and-hilary-smith-gmsa-regional-sales-manager-south-region_1800x1800

Previously, many barefoot learners had to walk for more than 20 kilometres to the nearest high school every day.

Opened under the guidance and management of headmistress Zanele Shange, the R500 000 Uminathi Christian College upgrade was made possibleby fundraising done by non-profit organisation, the Robin Hood Foundation and the GM ChildLife Foundation through the Key Durban dealership.

Uminathi Christian College was built on land donated by Macala Gwala Traditional Council and boasts six classrooms to accommodate the 78 learners.

Shange started off by renting four classrooms on the premises of the Mbutho Primary School for grade 8 and 9 learners whom are now all housed at the new school, together with additional grade 10 learners.

“I am so grateful for the new classrooms. Thanks to this generous donation we are one step further to realising our dream of producing the first matriculants at the school in 2018,” said an elated Shange.

Key Durban Managing Director, Glynn Crookes, said it was an honour to provide the learners with an environment in which they can grow and learn. “With a school closer to home, more youngsters can become educated in the Eston area. We wish all of the learners that will pass through the school in years to come every success,” said Crookes.

The dealership regularly supports the efforts of Robin Hood Foundation in Kwazulu Natal and took the initiative to apply to the GM ChildLife Foundation for funding to support this project. The GM ChildLife Foundation is an initiative of General Motors South Africa (GMSA), its dealer network and GMSA Financial Services.

Over the last five years the GMChildLife Foundation invested R15 million in 61 child focused projects countrywide, supporting more than 223 000 children.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.