When it became known that one of the support staff members at the school had a seriously ill child who needed an urgent operation, the Maranatha community saw this as an opportunity to teach the learners the value and joy of giving.
Sindy Mdluli’s child had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus meningitis and a vital operation was due in Nelspruit on Friday, 15 April. An excess payment of R20 000-00 still had to be paid for the operation. The staff at Maranatha School contributed and parents were allowed the option of doing so as well. For the learners a fun day was organised for Thursday, 14 April. Civvies could be worn to school at R5 and the learners could have their hair coloursprayed for R5 and/ or their faces painted, for R5 as well. The learners were encouraged to use their own savings if at all possible.
They could of course also donate more money had they felt led to do so. The support received by all for this cause was wonderful! By Thursday, at 12:00, a lovely amount of R8 800- 00 had been collected and a cheque was handed to a very emotional Sindy who was overcome with joy, knowing that so many cared for her and her child. The learners assembled and sang the school anthem before the cheque was handed over. They then joined in prayer for Sindy and her child, blessing them too. No news has been received regarding the outcome of the operation yet.