The Miss South Africa finalists joined the Adopt-a-School Foundation and its partners to go Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day.
In honour of the seventh Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day, and in line with the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s call for sustainable action, Adopt-a-School Foundation hosted a unique day of collective volunteering at Olifantsvlei Primary School in Eikenhof.
The First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, the Top 16 Miss South Africa finalists and several South African celebrities and TV personalities joined the Adopt-a-School Foundation to support sustainable action for education. They included Ayanda Makayi, Keitumetse Naomi, Maps Maponyane, Ntokozo TK Dlamini, Oros Mampofu, Zulu Mkhathini, Promise Zondo, Lesley Musina and Miss SA 2017 Ade van Heerden.
“Olifantsvlei Primary School began in the ‘60s in a cowshed. In 2005 the school was adopted, and, through the support of its partners, the school received over 10 classrooms, an administration block, a Grade R facility and a fully resourced computer and science laboratories. In addition, the school got a well-resourced library, curriculum and leadership development programmes and much needed support for orphans and vulnerable children,” said Steven Lebere, Adopt-a-School Foundation’s Executive Director.
The Miss South Africa pageant spectacular takes place on Women’s Day, Friday, August 9 at Sun International’s flagship venue, the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. It will be televised live and simulcast on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).