RISE FM, Hollywood Foundation Empower Mpumalanga Learners

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RISE FM, Hollywood Foundation Empower Mpumalanga Learners

RISE FM and the Hollywood Foundation have collaborated to provide full school
uniforms to 95 disadvantaged students in Louisville, Mpumalanga. The joint “Back to
School” effort aims to empower children from Sinqobile Primary and Louisville
Combined schools to focus on their education rather than lack of necessities.

The uniform delivery is part of the Hollywood Foundation’s R8 million contribution
across South Africa. By teaming up with RISE FM, the organizations addressed
challenges faced by Louisville families struggling to access basic educational supplies.

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with Hollywood Foundation on this impactful initiative,”
said RISE FM’s Amos Nkosi. “Providing uniforms alleviates financial burdens so
learners can thrive.”

The momentous event at Louisville Combined School united local leaders, the provincial
education department, and representatives of both partners to celebrate uplifting the
next generation.

“Our mission is making a meaningful difference for children,” said the Hollywood
Foundation’s Vuyisile Ngobese. “Collaborating with RISE FM extended our reach and
amplified the campaign’s impact. Every child deserves to learn without lacking basic
needs.”

The uniform handover restores dignity so students can focus on academics rather than
shortfalls at home. By working together, the radio station and non-profit are creating
opportunities and removing obstacles for the community.

Parents welcomed the relief of not having to scrape together money for uniforms they
often cannot afford. Students also expressed pride and excitement in starting school
well-equipped for success.

The initiative exemplifies the power of partnerships to drive positive change. RISE FM
and the Hollywood Foundation plan to continue joining forces for the betterment of
South Africa’s youth and communities.

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