On the 22nd of August 2015, Louis Pasteur Private Hospital sponsored a tournament called “The Louis Pasteur Charity Cup” which included three primary school from different areas.
The host of the tournament was Northridge Primary School which is situated in Montana, and other participants included Apax Primary School from Johannesburg (Auckland Park) and Sibongimpumelelo Primary School from Ethembalethu village “Kwamhlanga’” in Mpumalanga.
The objective of the tournament was to support primary schools from the various townships and villages: all schools with passion for sports however lack of equipment to develop their talent and further their potential i.e. lack of soccer/netball balls, boots, kit, shin guards amongst others.
On an annual basis the host chooses one school from different areas which falls under the afore-mentioned category and this year was not any different as they choose Sibongimpumelelo Primary School to be one of the participants.
The tournament started in the early hours of the morning, Sibongimpumelelo played all teams including a surprise act squad which was Mamelodi sundowns under 13, 12 and 10.
Mr A Dawood who is the principal of Northridge Primary School emphasised that“ “ nothing more fulfilling than giving back to the community and adding value to young people‘s lives”. He then not only presented medals and several trophies to the participants, but the big winner, i.e. Sibongimpumelelo Primary School received a well-deserved yet unexpected donation from Apax and Northridge Primary Schools, not the mention several bags with goodies, soccer boots, kit and shin guards to the team players.
He further presented a certificated of appreciation to the Hospital Director: Dr Mohamed Adam, Hospital Manager: Mr Firoze Habib and the Marketing Manager Mr Michael Sadiki for the invaluable donation and assuring the event being remembered as a spectacular show piece.
The event co-ordinator, Mr N Nquku declared the event a “success story” that will make a memorable difference to the community.