The EssBee Foundation donated back-to-school packs for all the children at Emseni Child and Youth Care Centre recently. Just in time for the start of school 34 children aged between 8 and 18 living at the home and attending nearby schools Jai Hind Primary and Port Shepstone Secondary, received back-to-school packs donated by sponsors and Staedler.
The EssBee foundation was started by local South Coast beauty and current semi finalist, Shenai Bridlall (22). The EssBee Foundation aims to build a flourishing South Africa by promoting four central pillars; education, nutrition, personal hygiene and women empowerment.
“Our back-to-school initiative aimed at providing children with stationery, uniform and other school supplies. We believe that a confident child with knowledgeable resources can achieve any goal in life if they work hard and believe in themselves,” she added.
“The back-to-school initiative was our first event of the year and our first event in Port Shepstone (last year, all our events took place in Cape Town). I chose Emseni for this initiative because I really wanted to give back to my hometown. The home is just down the road from our house,” Bridglall said when asked how she selected this school. “We strongly believe in preservation through education.”
For more information on the wonderful foundation or if you would like to donate or volunteer please visit https://essbee.org. “Donations to the NPO would be appreciated and details can be found on the donate tab on our website.”
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others,” Bridlall said.
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