Young children on the East Rand are learning the ABCs of handwashing through a partnership between their preschools and MediRite.
The chain of pharmacies located in Shoprite and Checkers stores, MediRite recently donated hand washing kits to ten East Rand schools. Apart from hand sanitiser, the kits for the learners also contain soap, face masks (for the learner and their primary caregiver) and wipes. Their schools received sanitising stands and soap. MediRite Pharmacy also commissioned the production of an infotainment video about safety measures against COVID-19, which is being shown at the schools.
- Jaco Engelbrecht, General Manager of MediRite Pharmacy
- Constance Yose, principle of Seronhla Daycare Centre, one of the beneficiary schools
The schools are among the 109 early childhood development centres across South Africa supported by the Shoprite Group through teacher training, building renovations and meals for the learners. During the lockdown the Group ensured that the learners and their siblings received nutritious meals by delivering these to their homes on a weekly basis.
Other schools who benefited from the MediRite Pharmacy initiative include Urban Comet (Boksburg), Tholulwazi Pre-school, Humble Little Achievers Kids, Thamboville Day Care Centre (all in Wattville), Blessings Eco Preparatory School, Zamokuhle Day Care Centre Simunye Day Care and Pre-School, Ethandweni Day Care Centre and Pre-school, Qedusizi Day Care Centre (all situated in Langaville, Brakpan).