Improving the lives of South Africa’s future leaders!
Ask Afrika, the largest independent and locally owned South African market research company partnered with the Mpumalanga Department of Education, to donate R150 000 to two primary schools in the Mpumalanga region; Inkhambeni and Kamajika Primary.
The funds will be used by the Department of Education to purchase building material for the construction of Assembly Points for each of the schools. This will bring much relief to the students who have, until now had to endure extreme weather conditions, convening for school assemblies without shelter.
Additionally, the Department of Education will work with students from the Mpumalanga Regional Training Trust (as part of their experiential learning), as well as inmates from the Department of Correctional Services to provide labour towards this construction.
Jasper Zwane, Director of Communications at the Mpumalanga Department of Education says; “We are grateful that through this partnership, we have helped to create an enabling environment that truly enhances teaching and learning. Our wish is that this is emulated by more companies.”
“An investment in education guarantees a bright future for our country and continent. It is for this reason that the Department will do everything possible to ensure that we help fulfill the mandate of a better tomorrow for the learners and teachers at these schools. Siyathakoza kwamambala.”
“As a proudly South African business, we are delighted to be part of an initiative that is helping to improve the lives of those who hold the future of South Africa in their hands. As a market research company, the initiative at Inkhambeni and Kamajika Primary Schools, allowed us to invest in education which we view as a vital pillar of society. The much-needed facilities at the school, as well as the incredible skills transfer programme, were just a start. We challenge other South African businesses to take the next steps because the needs in these small communities often go neglected as opposed to schools in more developed regions ,” concludes Joy Ruwodo, Head of Marketing & Advocacy at Ask Afrika.