BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEUR NEWS
RDM cuts the distance through bicycles
Wednesday 14 March 2018 11:00GMT [CWSN] Kesia Qulu
Sonyongwana High school located in the Harry Gwala District Kwazulu Natal receives 920 bikes through the merciful hand of school adoptee Rheinmetall Denel Munition.
920 Sonyongwana High School learners each receive a bicycle with the estimated value of 1,500 per unit from the open hand off Rheinmetall Denel Munition a multi-national entity based in Cape Town established in the shores of South Africa September 01 2008. The school is fast becoming a regular recipients to the gifts in kind by the company as it received a new set of built flushable toilets from the same company last year. Before members of the media, Government Departments, religious leaders both the High school educators, learners, parents and company representatives an official hand over acknowledgement and recognition was done at the school premises.
In 2016 the German owned engineering design and manufacturing giant sort to fill the gap in the shortage of engineers in the country by affording the availability of the lacking resources necessary to learners from an underprivileged school with facilities which will cultivate passion interest and knowledge. A state of the art forty computer, chemistry and physical science laboratory was founded.
Initiatives of this nature are most applaurable as they carry elements which largely contribute towards keeping a child in school thus encouraging a culture of high school graduates. “ 2015 was highly disappointing because we had 42% Matric pass rate and with the help from Reinmetall Denel Munition supplying us with the science lab in 2016 were able to reach 70% pass rate which was a struggle but also a celebration. Now, last year when we received 91% pass rate were delighted, RDM has played a huge role in terms of being partners with the school and giving us flushable toilets. We want to encourage our students more by continuing with early and late classes that is how we will reach 100% pass rate. “ Said Pricipal Sifiso Xulu
In an interview with Connect World sector news Chief Executive Officer Norbert Schulze expressed the company’s ongoing dedication to the school he said, “ I believe that for students to achieve great results they need facilities and an environment with good health. For now the focus is this school. There were so may wrongs before when we arrived as I mentioned in the hall, we are here to stay and not be gone with the wind we are in partnership here. “
Road Traffic provincial inspector Rosemary Peterson said,” We have organized bicycle trainers to also be on the lookout on the children. Teachers and parents have been warned regarding the miss use of the bicycle.”
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