The South African Police service has hailed an Eastern Cape cop a hero after he donated 25 pairs of school shoes to kids. Sergeant Frank Pieters handed over the shoes to a school in Cradock.
He started this project when he realised that some children did not want to attend school because they had nothing to wear. He purchased the shoes out of his own pocket to motivate them to get an education.
The SAPS took to their official Twitter account to applaud Frank Pieters from Cradock #K9 unit. The cop handed over 25 pairs of school shoes to the principal of Michausdal Primary School. He bought the school shoes out of his own pocket.
According to a statement released by the police, he started the project last year when he realised that less fortunate children were reluctant to attend school because of fellow scholars making fun of their shoes. He started buying school shoes out of his own pocket in order to make an impact on less fortunate children, to motivate them to return to school.