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Deputy Minister of Basic Education Attends Manyano High School Official Opening

Deputy Minister of Basic Education Attends Manyano High School Official Opening

December 2018

Background

The Problem

The Manyano High School, situated in Khayelitsha, is a community of around 2.4 Million people. Although this school faces many challenges, the Manyano High School rises above all in striving for quality and excellence, as stated in its motto. In order for the school to sustain and improve both quality and quantity, the school had to intensify the usage of available technological resources by integrating these resources into their teaching and learning habits on a frequent or daily basis. Manyano High School was in need of infrastructure and resources for mathematics, science, and technology.

The Solution

In partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education and our donors, including BT South Africa and SASOL Energy, SAME Foundation provided 1 fully equipped computer centre, 2 fully equipped science laboratories, 3 math classrooms, upgraded security, and 2 new lavatories.

The Event

The SAME Foundation hosted an official opening for the Manyano High School on December 4th 2018. This opening event also celebrated the completion of science laboratories at Woodlands High School, ID Mhkize Secondary, and Zimasa Primary School.

The SAME Foundation was honored to host the Deputy Minister of Basic Education for South Africa at the ceremony, along with other members of the Department of Education. Following a welcome from the children of the community, the event began with speeches from each Principal of the affected schools, speeches from major donors (BT South Africa and SASOL Energy), the Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr. Mohamed Enver Surty, and the SAME Foundation’s CEO. The completed school was toured, revealing its completed classrooms and laboratories. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting by Mr. Trevor Pols (SAME Foundation CEO), Principal Nokuzola Malgas (Manyano High School Principal), and Mr. Mohamed Enver Surty.

Thank you to our donors and partners. We cannot complete these impactful projects without partnerships such as these in the private and public sectors. We look forward to celebrating our successful projects next year.

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