Schools benefit from book donations

The third quarter of the school year kicked-off on a high note at the Phelindaba Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation in Atteridgeville, when Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) officially handed-over mathematics handbooks and study guides to grade 8 -12 learners.

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To further enhance the classroom lessons, educator manuals were also handed over to the teachers.

This sponsorship is done under the socio-economic development programme, BEE123 schools capacitation initiative, which provides the highest quality educational material to under-resourced schools in South Africa.

The handover comes just in time for learners to adequately prepare for the final examinations of 2023 and marks the beginning of a three-year contract with the schools.

Simon Tsotetsi (Headmaster of Phelindaba Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation) and Michael Dietz (President and Group CEO, Daimler Truck Southern Africa).

Phelindaba Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation is a no-fee, public high school, specialising in Maths, Science and ICT. It currently has 1 526 learners enrolled and apart from government funding, the school mostly relies on sponsorships from organisations and corporates like DTSA to maintain quality education for its learners.

“As a school, we often struggle to maintain a high academic level in Mathematics, ICT and Sciences owing to a lack of resources and a shortage of educators and study material. Trying to overcome these challenges alone brought little to no success.

“We are thankful for Daimler Truck Southern Africa’s sponsorship, and we hope that our teachers and learners not only obtain, but also maintain a high level of Mathematics,” says Simon Tsotetsi,, Headmaster of Phelindaba Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation.

“Education is the most important foundation to build a better and brighter future for the youth of South Africa. As DTSA we are passionate about the future generation of this nation and delighted to support the learners in our various communities with the much-needed learning materials.

“We hope that it will assist the learners to achieve their best results and inspire them to further their studies after school,” says Michael Dietz, President and Group-CEO, Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

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