Stationery packs for Stephen Road Primary

At the back, from left, are Tokai Lions Club members, Mark Rossouw, Beryl Essack, Carmen Smith and Charles Flanagan with Stephen Road Primary pupils.

Pupils of Stephen Road Primary School in Lotus River, were the proud beneficiaries of a stationery drive hosted by The Tokai Lions Club.

Stationery packs were given to Grade 1 pupils on Tuesday March 23.

“The school was chosen as a large number of pupils attending the school are from the Egoli, and Knole Park informal settlements in Philippi and from the Phumlani informal settlement in Lotus River,” said Lions member Mark Rossouw.

“School stationery has become an expensive commodity to obtain and parents often struggle financially to acquire school stationery. The Lions Club is optimistic that this initiative will not only assist the pupils, but it will moreover ease the financial plight of the parents and the school as well.”