School Shoes for the Northern Cape


The Northern Cape Department of Education in partnership with the 1 million school shoes campaign handed over school shoes on Saturday, 23 June 2018, at the Vaal Oranje Primary School in Douglas. The donation of school shoes will benefit deserving learners from 9 schools in the Pixley Ka Seme District.


For many learners, school shoes were just a dream that was realised yesterday. We forget that for some parents it's impossible to provide school uniform and school shoes due to their household conditions. It is in winter, when these children are challenged to face the cold without proper shoes and clothes, which affect then access to education. 


The donation of school shoes is a critical enabler and contributer to quality education. It restores the dignity of less fortunate learners and provides a feeling of belonging. We thank the 1 million school shoes campaign for their generous donation of school shoes to the Pixley Ka Seme District. 


The 1 million school shoes campaign consists of a group of youth that are dependent on sponsorships to deliver in the needs of deserving learners. It was their dream, inspired by Nelson Mandela to bring change to the lives of learners in South Africa. The Northern Cape was the 8th beneficial Province in the country for 2018. The work of the 1 million school shoes campaign is voluntary and we thank all the board members for their support and unwavering commitment to the education of our learners. Indeed Education is a societal matter, which requires our collective involvement as society. Let us be the change we want to see in our schools.