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Donation Gives Pupils a Brighter Future
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“I firmly believe that this generous contribution will definitely add value in terms of teaching and learning.”

Pupils at Endeavour Primary School in Kimberley have a brighter future after the school received a donation of computers, projectors and printers from the Chinese Consulate General from Cape Town on Friday.

The handover was part of efforts to enhance the relationship between China and South Africa.

The MEC for Education, Mac Jack, said the donation will play a significant role in shaping the pupils’ futures.

“As we prepare pupils for the 4th Industrial Revolution, it brings with it exciting possibilities, new solutions for global challenges, and employment opportunities for jobs that have yet to be invented,” said Jack.

“The Department of Education in the Northern Cape will be introducing coding and robotics as from 2021 at primary schools, in the foundation phase. Foundation phase teachers will be trained to implement this computer-related programme. We are excited about this new programme as it will stimulate critical thinking and problem solving amongst pupils. It is part of the prioritisation of quality education to ensure that the Province remains at the ‘cutting-edge’ of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

“I firmly believe that this generous contribution will definitely add value in terms of teaching and learning.”

Jack urged teachers and pupils at the school to make full use of their new equipment.

“This equipment must not be left to gather dust or be white elephants in the classrooms. It must be utilised to enhance teaching and learning in an innovative and creative way. It is your responsibility to guard and protect this equipment against any form of vandalism and theft. I urge you to use these tools for the upliftment of our pupils,” he said.

The Northern Cape forms part of the Chinese Consulate General consular district which includes the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. The chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on police and former Northern Cape MEC for Education, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, worked with the Chinese Consulate General on the project.

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