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Maja’s collection delivered at the Macabuzela Primary School.

posted 1 May 2014, 03:21 by ntobeko dlamini
In the rich green landscapes of the western-side of Hluhluwe, in the Northern part of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa lies Macabuzela Primary School. Macabuzela was named after a stream close by the school. The school is a full service school, which means it caters for all kinds of learners, including disabled learners.


Learners holding soccer balls donated by Maja.

Last year a group of four ‘champions’ of the popular Swedish kiddies television show called ‘The Wild Kids’, had an opportunity to visit and experience the culture of Macabuzela Primary School. One of these four champions, Maja Bodin, 12, was touched by how learners at the school shared the little that they have to play and learn together. Maja then became convinced that she wanted to do something special for learners at Macabuzela, when she returned back to Sweden she started collecting soccer balls, stationery and clothes for learners.

The Star For Life Primary Schools Coach Dumisani Ngubane, Mr Nsimbi the school Principal 
and our Star Programmes Manager Mr Jean Danial Kabati.

On the 23 of April the Star For Life Programme Manager Jean-Daniel Kabati together with the Primary School’s Coach Dumisani Ngubane delivered the goods collected by Maja at the school. The school principal Mr. Nsimbi praised the good work Maja has done for the learners and the school. “We are very happy, these gifts will supplement the little that we have, especially the soccer kits and the stationery. It’s amazing that a young lady like Maja can go this far to help other people, thank you very much to Maja and her mother and everyone who participated in the collection of these goods,” said Mr. Nsimbi


A grade 7 learner at the school, Lihle Mavundla, said the soccer and tennis kits will provide a big boost to both boys and girls teams. “Thank you very much Maja, this really means a lot to us here in South Africa.”


Maja’s mother, Ulrika Bodin said they were also very happy that the learners have received the gift and they are determined to do more for the school. They have also established a fundraising website for the school; “Maja was impressed by how learners at Macabuzela loved soccer and she believes that soccer brings unity and happiness among young people, we would also like to thank DHL for transporting these goods from Sweden to South Africa.”