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Helping learners achieve their dreams

29 Jan 2020

By Nomaxabiso Matjila, Lead Specialist Corporate Citizenship at Liberty

• 211 distinctions in Maths and Physical Science

• 73 distinction in Maths

• 138 distinctions in Physical Science

The need to support learners in Maths and Science has always been a challenge in South Africa. However, Liberty has recognised that education plays a fundamental role to create opportunities for learners to achieve the best possible results at school. Our contribution through our CSI is centred on education, with a predominant focus on the development of education in Maths and Physical Science.

For the last seven years, in partnership with the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology, Liberty invested in the Maths and Physical Science tuition programme in Umbumbulu in KwaZulu-Natal and Katlehong in Gauteng. The programme provides extra classes in Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting, for learners in grades 10 to 12, over weekends and school holidays.

It's encouraging to witness the excitement and hope for the future in the eyes of these young matriculants. Their significant achievement and exceptional results highlight the success of the programme. It is proof that with the right level of support, our young learners can achieve their dreams and aspirations.

The top three learners from the Katlehong centre:

  • Mathapelo Morobi with 85% for Maths and 98% for Physical Science:
  • Overall average of 91%with 7 distinctions
  • Ntuthuko Sicina with 98% for Maths and 100% for Physical Science:
  • Overall average of 89% with 6 distinctions
  • Carmelia Bie with 98% for Maths and 100% for Physical Science:
  • Overall average of 86% with 5 distinctions

The top four learners from the Umbumbulu centre:

  • Xoliswa Sokhela with 91% for Maths and 97% for Physical Science: Overall average of 93%, with 7 distinctions
  • Zabelo Khumalo with 89% for Maths and 95% for Physical Science: Overall average of 91%, with 7 distinctions
  • Thabiso Xaba with 90% for Maths and 97% for Physical Science: Overall average of 91% with 8 distinctions
  • Sibahle Kwela with 89% in Maths and 100% in Physical Science: Overall average of 90%, with 6 distinctions

Young women celebrate with distinction

Five of the top seven learners from Umbumbulu and Katlehong from the class of 2019 were female learners, who achieved a total of 28 distinctions in Maths and 60 distinctions in Physical Science.

These learners have taken full advantage of the educational support in the programme. They have sacrificed and worked hard throughout the year, producing exceptional results, and should be proud of their outstanding achievements.

The success of this programme is largely attributable to the commitment of the teachers who played a pivotal role in the education of these young learners. It is important that we work with these excellent educators to inspire, develop and educate the young people of South Africa.

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