PPI-SA would like to use this platform to publicly acknowledge and thank Abrie Heystek and Mike Cohen, residents of Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, for their support in providing our entire Molweni Primary School Program with basketball uniforms. This amounts to 150 basketball jerseys and basketball shorts, specifically designed to take into account school colours!
Mike and Abrie first learned about PPI-SA during a Saturday morning basketball scrimmage between Highbury Preparatory School in Hillcrest (where their sons are team members), Lamula Primary School and Sizimisele Primary School (Lamula and Sizimisele are Molweni Primary Schools in the PPI-SA program). Former PPI-SA participant and Coach Nkosi Buthelezi, who coaches basketball at both at Highbury and Kearsney College, helped organize the event with current Molweni Area Coordinator, Sfiso Mthembu. After seeing that many of the Molweni participants were playing in old, hand me down clothes and were either barefoot or in school shoes, Mike and Abrie decided to lend a helping hand.
The Molweni Primary School Programme participants will have the opportunity to wear these new uniforms on Saturday, November 12th at the Molweni End of the Semester In-Area Tournament. The entire PPI-SA program and Molweni community thank Mike, Abrie and their families for supporting PPI-SA!