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SABC Education and SABC2 on Mandela Day Corporate Social Initiative

SABC Education and SABC2 on Mandela Day Corporate Social Initiative

2 x Activations will take place during the month of July 2017, in conjunction with SABC2 and SABC Education supporting the SABC CSI Foundation – building houses.

Habitat which is building houses in Orange Farm and SABC has been dedicated x 3 houses to build.

Venue:   Orange Farm

Date:      18 July 2017

SABC CSI Foundation is going to provide transport, food and working gear (t-shirts) to wear

Diepdale School Laboratory Handover (to the value of R600, 000.00)

Date: 26 July 2017

Venue: Diepdale Secondary School

In honour of the Mandela Legacy the CSI project that SABC2 has adopted for the past 12 months was to build and renovate a science laboratory in Soweto at a school called Diepdale Secondary School. The first phase was to strip the science lab. This included stripping of old and broken equipment, basins etc. The second phase will be to re visit the school on the 26th of July for the official handover of the school laboratory.

In 2016 Fluor and the SABC joined forces on Mandela Day and spent 67 minutes meaningfully by giving back to the community of Diepkloof, and specifically to Diepdale Secondary School, that caters for 1000 learners.

Volunteers from both Fluor and the SABC participated in a clean-up operation at the school in preparation of the school’s science laboratory refurbishment.

The refurbishment of the laboratory will benefit Grade 10 -12 Mathematics and Science learners of Diepdale directly, as well as the community at large, who will also be granted access to the laboratory to conduct science experiments to enhance the learning experience.

Fluor and the SABC also want to contribute towards improving the performance in Mathematics and Science subjects and believe that the refurbishment of laboratories is the medium through which to achieve this goal.

Fluor and the SABC have partnered on this projects as both companies, from a CSI/CSR perspective, selected STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education as an area of investment with the objective to make a positive contribution in the communities within it operates. This project is also an opportunity for both companies to contribute towards the National Development Plan’s 2030 Goals.

“The companies strategically chose STEM as an area of investment in view of the shortage of Engineers nationally and globally and believe that this upgrading of facilities, will encourage learners to follow a career in Engineering as this will guarantee us of a pool of Engineers in the future,” said Thabang Tawarima, Fluor South Africa’s Manager Corporate Affairs & Business Development.

Criteria used to select Diepdale Secondary School included the manner in which the schools are run, as well as their asset management abilities.

“We also looked at the performance of the school in the last three years as far as their matric results are concerned. Commitment from the teachers, the school leadership and the learners conduct and discipline, the SGP buy-in and active participation in school administration, all formed part of the qualification criteria.” concluded Tawarima.

NB: SABC Education will be contributing books for the Library on 26 July 2016.

For any further clarifications, contact Neo Nthite, SABC Education Marketing Manager at 011-714-5315.

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