Recently, a heartwarming story of a school honoring their cleaning staff during their annual awards ceremony is circulating the internet.
A Facebook user by the name of Nosipho Kweta posted about Reddford House School’s kind gesture towards their cleaning staff. She wrote:
“Today I attended my kids school awards. During the awards the school also honoured their workers by presenting them with hampers and gift vouchers donated by parents and staff. The workers received standing ovation. That’s why #I’m staying.”
Nosipho’s son is a student of Reddford House in South Africa. She attested how the parents and the staff worked together to recognize the men and women. They were given presents and gift vouchers donated by the students and parents.
The Workers Surprised Onstage
In the photo, the workers can be seen still wearing their cleaning uniforms onstage. They must have been very surprised, judging by their facial expressions captured in the picture. They did not expect to be honored on stage.
Student leaders then handed to them their presents. Immediately, the next photos show smiles on the workers faces; a sign of joy and gratitude for the school being mindful of their service. The crowd, consisting of parents and teachers also gave them a standing ovation.
Netizens Commended The School
Of course, netizens (“citizen of the net”) applauded the school’s initiative to acknowledge the workers’ efforts in keeping the school clean. Oftentimes, these people are overlooked and rarely honored.
Facebook user Adelia Myles said:
“Beautiful. The workers are the people that keep it all together. Well done.”
Another one by Meagan Carly Snuggs said:
“What a fantastic gesture.”
Alke Kruger said: “Love it. Unsung heroes in school environment. So glad to see this recognition”
And Teboho Malia said: “The school must be applauded well done.”
What a beautiful example of honoring those often overlooked. The world would be a better place if we all could learn from these students. Respect and honor the dignity of every person.