Children of Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, Cape Town will soon reap the benefits of learning in modern science and computer laboratories, upgraded classrooms and lavatories thanks to the fantastic work done by the SAME Foundation.
Working in collaboration with donors such as Engen, SGS, TMS Industrial Services, Road Accident Fund, Grandslots, Zonke Monitoring Systems, Conco Group, Ilex South Africa, Bidvest Facilities Management, ADB Safegate, SAMD and many more, we managed to build and fully equip Four science labs, a computer lab, a library as well as for the full refurbishment and upgrade of five classrooms and the boys and girls lavatory.
The auditorium-style classrooms have been fitted with formica solid-core desktops, brand new equipment - including state of the art Smartboard technology with CAPS aligned software, air-conditioning, new quality floors and ceilings, and a 24 hour security system.
The total investment in this project amounted to over R4.5m. SAME Foundations Chairman, Trevor Pols, say “The new Science Centre and Computer Lab will allow the learners at Manzomthombo to reach their full potential in both science and technology. This will open more tertiary and career options for the leaners. In the first year we have already noticed an increase of 8.9% in the matric pass rate.”
Despite being situated in a disadvantaged community characterised by high unemployment and social strife, Manzomthombo Secondary School has consistently risen above these circumstances, defying the odds and remaining true to its motto of ‘Quality and Excellence’.
The SAME Foundation is a national NPO that focuses on creating an environment where quality healthcare and education is available to everyone. This is done by renovating and equipping healthcare and education facilities around the country that are in dire need.
SAME Foundation Chairman, Trevor Pols, says that, “This is the first of many such renovations to be completed around the Western Cape in partnership with the Department of Education and our loyal Donors. We intend to replicate this model country wide and are appealing to Corporates to partner with us in changing the lives of the youth of our country through the provision of quality education.”