King Shaka International Airport empowers pupils

Terence Delomoney, GM at King Shaka, Paul Makhanya, SED Specialist at King Shaka, Siyabonga Lushozi, DOE district manager, and Colin Naidoo, senior manager of corporate affairs, together with pupils from the beneficiary schools.

Six primary schools in the KwaMashu and Inanda areas will be the proud recipients of the latest CAPS compliant natural science and mathematics kits, which have been donated by King Shaka International Airport.

It is envisaged that this will indeed contribute to an improvement in the pupils’ performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at school level so that more pupils can pursue careers requiring these subjects at tertiary level, which is essential to the economic growth of the country in future years.

Combined with the science and mathematics kits, the six schools will also each receive a stunning mobile library, which will further boost literacy levels at the schools.

The innovative mobile libraries can be wheeled from one classroom to another, making them easily accessible to all pupils.

“This investment in maths, science and literacy at the beneficiary schools will make it possible for some pupils to experience hands-on learning through compulsory curriculum-based experiments for the very first time in their lives. Hence, this will improve the pupil’s performance in maths, science, technology, and engineering at school level so more pupils can pursue careers requiring these subjects at tertiary level,” said Colin Naidoo of King Shaka International Airport.

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Commenting on the King Shaka International Airport’s Socio-Economic Development work, Paul Makhanya said, their humble efforts are designed to make a contribution to deserving causes.

Zanele Ndlovu, principal of Zamimfundo Primary School, one of the beneficiary schools of this project said, “We believe that these resources will help to improve the performance of pupils in these subjects at our local schools. This will enable them to go on to university and ultimately begin careers in engineering and scientific fields.”

She added, “It is clear that by providing essential equipment in classrooms we can boost academic performance at schools. We are proud and grateful that King Shaka International Airport has chosen Zamimfundo Primary School to be a part of this initiative.”

The roll-out of the maths and science kits and mobile libraries to the beneficiary schools were co-ordinated and managed by Ahmed Motala of the New Africa Education Foundation, an NPO that has partnered with King Shaka International Airport on other projects before.

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