About 37 schools and churches in Soweto are set to benefit from the cash injection of more than R8 million from the Motsepe Foundation.

Each received R150 000 towards improving their technology and infrastructure.

Motsepe Foundation’s Patrice Motsepe says:”Many of our people have no jobs and go to bed without food. Many of our children perform well but have no money for university and all of us must try because government alone cannot fix all those challenges.”

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe adds:”We have 2 000 students who have benefited from the Motsepe Foundation study bursaries. 1000 of them are from Soweto and we are thankful that we are bringing it back home.”

The Department of Education has welcomed the initiative.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says:”Children benefiting should be the last generation to rely on social grants because of the initiatives that have been made towards their education.”

The Foundation hoped that the contributions will have a lasting impact on the community.