Teacher Buys Shoes for Pupils, Says Every Learner in Her Class Should Be Equal, Mzansi Touched

Teacher Buys Shoes for Pupils, Says Every Learner in Her Class Should Be Equal, Mzansi Touched

  • A teacher from the Free State bought school shoes for underprivileged learners in her class
  • The educator said she wanted every child to look the same and not suffer because of their background
  • The online community reacted to the gesture, with many giving her a round of applause for her actions
An educator from Free State shared a heartfelt TikTok video in her class giving away school shoes to underprivileged pupils.
A schoolmistress acquired school shoes for children in her class who needed them. Images: @mrsplaatjies1
Source: TikTok

An educator decided to buy footwear for a couple of her learners who were in need of them.

The teacher from Bolekehang Intermediate School, Ms Plaatjies, took to her TikTok account to share a heartwarming video showing the kids wearing their torn old shoes. One learner was wearing the usual sneakers instead of school shoes.

The teacher took the new shoes out of their boxes and placed them in front of each learner. She intended that every child in her class look equal.

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"They come from different families but they should be equal in my class."

The video emerged after schools opened last week, 17 January 2024. Learners come from different backgrounds; some parents can afford the kids' school needs and some cannot. And with the rising cost of uniforms and stationery, it's even worse.

See the educator giving away new school shoes

TikTokkers admire the teacher's gesture

The video got over 14K likes with many online users applauding the educator's thoughtful gesture.

@Nkwenkwezi Sapho commented:

"I love the fact that you respected them by not showing their faces"

@Nonkululeko Ndlovu said:

"When they said teaching is a calling, not a career... called to leave a mark in these young hearts ♥️♥️♥️ May your cup overflow."

@luwain wrote:

"The way I cried... Trust me, your doors are wide open. God will bless you forever and ever, wow!"

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@Gigabyte commented:

"If we don't see how people help other people, how are we going to have that mindset of helping other people? By doing videos and pictures."

@Vamuhle Thombeni said:

"Hey sisi, can I contribute something small nyana too? This is beautiful, I know the feeling of not having proper school shoes."

@Itumeleng Leballo shared:

"May your cup never run dry... May you be blessed for all the days of your life."

Teacher buys uniform for little girl in need

In another story, Briefly News reported about a kind teacher who gave a school uniform to a girl who needed it.

The teacher met a young girl on her way to work who had a damaged school bag and was wearing two different shoes, one sneaker and one slipper. Out of the kindness of her heart, she purchased a new uniform, backpack and sneakers for her. Netizens were touched.

Source: Briefly News

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