PHOENIX SUN / 22 MAY 2018 - 1057 / STAFF REPORTER
King Shaka International Airport’s recent investment has resulted in a welcome boost for education in the Inanda and KwaMashu areas.
Six lucky schools are the proud recipients of the latest CAPS compliant Mathematics and Natural Science kits as well as mobile libraries, which have been kindly donated by King Shaka International Airport.
Nokuthula Mcinga, Thea Govindsamy, Silindile Zama Maphumulo, Miss Dlathu ,Colin Naidoo, Mrs Ndlovu, Sbongile Shange and Paul Makhanya at the respective handover.
It is envisaged that this will contribute to an improvement in the pupils performance in Science, Technology, and Engineering at school level so that more youngsters can pursue careers requiring these subjects at tertiary level, which is essential to the economic growth of our country in future years.
One of the initiatives led by the Department of Basic Education is the ‘read to lead’ campaign that started in 2015 to mobilise all South Africans to embrace the culture of reading as an activity that must happen daily.
“It is befitting that today we proudly hand over these resources as aiding tools to previously disadvantaged schools and ensure pupils have equal access to educational resources as those in private schools. Hence, we want to congratulate and celebrate with you this extraordinary day in your lives, while challenging you to study further become skilled and qualified young people with the hope that one day some of you will be working for ACSA,” said Colin Naidoo, senior manager of corporate affairs at King Shaka International Airport.
Under the management of King Shaka International Airport’s Socio-Economic Development division, an amount of R500, 000 was provided to fund this project.
“A good education is founded on the premise that the environment be conducive to the practice of learning. It should be able to make available to pupils the infrastructure, facilities and resources necessary for learning,” said Paul Makhanya, SED specialist at King Shaka International Airport.
The principals and teachers of the six primary schools, Hlengimpilo Primary, Imbaliyamazulu Primary, Buhlebethu Primary, Nhlonipho Primary, Mandlakayise primary and Zammimfundo Primary were absolutely delighted to receive these comprehensive CAPS-compliant resources for the benefit of their pupils.
The roll-out of the Maths and Science kits and mobile libraries to the beneficiary schools was co-ordinated and managed by Ahmed Motala of the NPO, New Africa Education Foundation.
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