Charity organisation gives kids free hair cuts on first day of school

Founders of an NPO Guardians of the National Treasure, Ralph Bouwers and Lloyd Miles, offered children from Lavender Hill free hair-cuts ahead of schools opening yesterday. More than 50 boys got shortly-cropped “brush cuts” – as per schools regulations.

CapeTalk Kieno Kammies spoke to Ralph Bouwer to find out what prompted the decision to give kids free hair cuts.

Bouwer says every year the organisation goes into Lavender Hill to help parents with stationery and uniform and this year they decided to add a hair cut.

I approached two barbers I said I want you to make sure that when children go to school, they feel confident, look good and feel good.

Ralph Bouwer, Founder of Guardians of the National Treasure

The kids were smiling, well groomed and I took them to school the next morning

Ralph Bouwer, Founder of Guardians of the National Treasure

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