LIMPOPO – “We are grateful and pleased with what the Arise and Shine Foundation has done for us,” said a Gr 12 learner, Irene Makungo, one of the beneficiaries during the handover of school stationery that took place at Muswodi Tribal Offices.
More than 50 learners benefitted from this event with scientific calculators and pens.
Makungo added that the foundation has stepped in where their families have failed due to disadvantaged backgrounds.
“Our teachers asked us to buy scientific calculators for ourselves but some of us couldn’t afford to as it is expensive. I am now stress-free since we have been given the scientific calculators today, and we believe that we will pass the preliminary and final examinations,” she said.
The organisation’s Media Liaison Officer, Matodzi Mukwevho, said: “There is a low pass rate in mathematics and mathematical literacy in the Niani area, and we saw it fitting to donate these calculators to the learners.” According to Mukwevho, a lack of educational equipment such as calculators hinders learners from passing well.
“We have a high rate of school dropouts in this area, and lack of school stationery is one of the reasons we stepped up to assist our brothers and sisters so that they see the importance of education,” said Matodzi.
During the event, Gr 12 learners were further encouraged to focus, give themselves enough time to study, organise study groups with friends and make use of old question papers.
The Arise and Shine Foundation also promised that best learners will be awarded after the examination.