Food and books for Parow schoolchildren

Each child received a sensory Georgie Porgie Busy book donated by the Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation.
Grade R pupils at St Augustine Primary School did the Jerusalema dance challenge made popular by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode. Video: Karen Watkins

Children at St Augustine Primary School in Parow danced on Wednesday after receiving food and sensory books.

To mark World Food Day, on Friday October 16, a skincare company partnered with the non-profit GROW Educare Centres to pledge R500 000 for the next six months to support a children’s nutrition programme.

Each child received a sensory Georgie Porgie Busy book donated by the Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation. The children then did the Jerusalema dance challenge before receiving a box of food from the Lunchbox Fund.

St Augustine is supported by Living Through Learning literacy programme.

St Augustine principal Moira Morton said the school has over 1 000 children from all walks of life. Some come from as far away as Philippi as they believe St Augustine is a better school than those in their area.

“We’ve been working with Living Through Learning for years and appreciate gifts and hand-outs like this,” she said.