Carnival City sponsored educational NGO chalks up good results

The Sci-Com Foundation’s Saturday school is celebrating that all 241 learners enrolled last year passed matric, with 185 university passes. This achievement means that the Ekurhuleni-based NGO, sponsored by Carnival City and Sun International,has achieved 13 straight years of matric passes.


Learners hail from areas including Tsakane, Kwa-Thema, Duduza, Gelusksdal and Wattville, and are enrolled in Grade 10 to ensure they are thoroughly prepared for their final exams.


The top five learners with the best results were female, namely Racheku Tlotlo (five distinctions), Makgato Deipa, Mathibela Celiwe (both four distinctions), Nkambule Mmathabo and Aaqilah Rawat (three distinctions each).


“The achievement of girls is a milestone to the endeavours and tribute to the work of our educators who have maintained the standard of outstanding marks,” said Mr L Nkopane of the Sci-com Foundation.


The Sci-Com Foundation’s Saturday (SFS) school in Brakpan has reinvented itself as a strategic programme for the teaching of life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics, with the introduction of a new teaching methodology, away from teach-and-chalk methods. “The SFS programme was introduced at a leadership camp where learners spent a week learning contextual based science activities, which brought a new dimension to the content covered. Children are motivated by the activities in class and this has made the work of the educators much easier.”


“We are thankful for Carnival City and Sun International’s contribution, which has traversed beyond just the financial injection to one which led to meaningful mentoring of the learners,” said Nkopane.


Mduduzi Madonsela, Socio Economic Development, Carnival City, said the Carnival City and Sun International sponsorship saw disadvantaged learners assisted with extra tuition in Computer Applied Technology, Mathematics, English, Physical Science, Life Science and Accounting. “Sci-com bridges the gap between those schools that have resources, and those that don’t, and helps more learners pass matric with key skills in areas that South Africa desperately needs.”

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