The Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SaIF) today, 12 June 2018, donated state-of-the-art workshop equipment to learners in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga to help boost their technical skills.
The equipment was handed over to the Mpumlanga MEC for Education, Sibusiso Innocent Malaza, in a ceremony held at Lekete Secondary School in Arthurseat, Acornhoek.
Programme manager and acting Director of SalF, Dr Rufus Wesi, said the technical equipment will benefit around 18 000 learners in the Acornhoek region.
“As the SaIF, we are committed to bringing exciting and practical learning experiences to learners in our communities that will pave the way for them to reach their dreams of becoming artisans and technicians,” said Wesi.
“This will help alleviate the endemic shortage of technical skills that are needed to grow our country’s economy.”
He called upon communities around the school to not only take full advantage of their newly-acquired educational resources, but to also take good care of it to ensure that it remains in good condition for future generations to derive full benefit from it.
The SalF is governed by an independent board of trustees and was created to drive excellence in specifically Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education at all levels.