Handover of Mobile Mathematics, Science and Technology kits

Posted on Saturday, 10 April 2021

By Thando Ngcume

Category: Latest News

Eastern Cape Department of Education and Department of Social Development partnered with the Eastern Cape Gambling Board (ECGB) to handover mobile mathematics, science and technology kits supplied by the Gold Rush Foundation, to disadvantage primary schools across the Eastern Cape Province.

The handover comes as an investment from the ECGB social responsibility outreach programme to improve public education in the province. 

Speaking on behalf of the Education Department was Makhi Zihlangu, Deputy Chief Education specialist in Natural Science, said “The assistance that we received from ECGB and its licensees is really appreciated and promoting the private public partnership announced by the president of the public Cyril Ramaphosa. In addition, Zihlangu stressed the importance of working between sister departments. 

“This programme has also helped us to work closely with our sister departments and also assisted in promoting good school governance as the requirements for investment include amongst others, progressive principal, Functional School Governing Body and the community that is involved in the school affairs”.

ECGB Head of the program Luvuyo Tshoko handed over the kits to the school and said, “We are here to support the Education Department to produce high quality performing learners specifically in the field of Mathematics, Science and Technology, the investment to the schools will help learners to learn science with an understanding”. 

Words of appreciation where given by Masisebenze Primary School Physical Science Teacher, Nompumelelo Ngxonono, who said” I am so happy, proud and overwhelmed that ECGB saw the need to invest in the poor area where our school is situated, it has not been easy to do practical work but now this will change for the better and will make learning enjoyable for the learners.

As the school teachers and learners, we hope that you continue doing the good work to all schools in the Eastern Cape province”, she concluded.

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