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December 2012 - Mthethomusha Senior Primary Wins In Collect-a-Can’s National Schools Competition

Photo caption - Zimasa Velaphi, PR and Marketing Manager from Collect-a-Can (left) and Fiona Singh from Durban Solid Waste (right), congratulating Mr Gama from Mthethomusha Senior Primary School in Pietermartizburg (centre); the school won R25 000 in Collect-a-Can’s annual schools competition for collecting the most cans in the province during 2012. These awards of excellence provide schools with a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for themselves whilst also spreading environmental awareness.


Eager learners from Mthethomusha Senior Primary school in Pietermartizburg, KwaZulu Natal have excelled in helping to clean South Africa and have won R25 000 in Collect-a-Can’s annual national schools competition for their hard work. Through their tireless commitment, the learners collected 187 520 cans during the course of the year!

Mr Gama, a teacher at Mthethomusha, said “We are delighted that we are winners, we will definitely use the prize money for educational purposes. The prize money will go towards our library and science lab.’’

Zimasa Velaphi, PR and Marketing Manager for Collect-a-Can indicated, “It is truly inspirational to see how excited the learners are about looking after their environment by showing such enthusiasm for the competition. I think a less

on can be learnt here whereby we can all be inspired by our children with the simple pleasures in life, such as taking care of our beautiful country.”
Other winners of Category one (most cans collected in total per school) in KZN included, Henryville Primary School who won R15 000 for their school, they have indicated that they will be using these additional funds to build extra classrooms in 2013. Sewula Junior Primary School won the third prize of R10 000.

In Category two (most cans collected per pupil) – the first prize of R25 000 went to Peter Nasorg, who had collected 4060 cans per learner! Mrs Meyer from Peter Nasorg indicated that the money would be used for artificial grass in their playground area. The Birches Children’s Centre collected 1548 cans per learner and won R15 000 for their school and Eston Primary School took the third prize for collecting 656 per learner and won, R10 000 for their school.

The Collect-a-Can national schools competition saw over 400 schools enter from around the country, collecting 2 968 078 cans in total.
Entry forms for 2013 will be available on Collect-a-Can’s website www.collectacan.co.za early in 2013. For more information about the schools competitions that are run by Collect-a-Can please contact: 031 700-5935

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