Maboni Mmatli | 25 january 2019

Kutlwanong Centre for Maths and Science through their Investec funded ProMaths programme awards learners for their dedication and hard work. Themed “An ideal opportunity + determined learners = ProMaths awards 2019”, the event added up auspiciously. Learners from different schools adopted into Kutlwanong centres across the Gauteng province graced the Sandton Convention Centre with their jubilant presence. Corridors were roaring with ululations and harmonious tunes in celebration of the excellence of the young bright minds to receive awards for a job well done in the year 2018.

In attendance to witness the great achievements of the learners were Department of Education representatives, teachers, and representatives from different companies who are partners, potential partners and supporters of the programme. Tshwane South District Director, Hilda Kekana thanked the teachers for sacrificing their time of rest to continue teaching the learners after official school hours and on weekends. She also commended the learners for their dedication and commitment thus far. “Excellence is not an accident but a result of hard work”, she said to a house filled with appluase.

Head of Investec’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) – Mr Setlogane Manchidi welcomed the ProMaths class of 2018 into the programme’s Alumni Society. “Acknowledge how privileged you are and embrace the opportunity at your disposal. It is the duty of every generation to do better than your parents” he said when motivating the class of 2018 and recent graduate to the programme. To the class of 2019, he shared words that “to whom much is given, much is expected” while telling them to commit to the programme with attendance, presence, participation and inquisitiveness. The top performing Investec-funded centres in nationally were Hammanskraal at number 3, QwaQwa taking the second prize and with Dobsonville, like the previous year, being the Top Performing centre.

For the learners, the first position for Gauteng centres was shared by Nthabiseng Teffo and Tiisetso Molata who scored identical marks both with 100% in Mathematics, 100% in Physical Science, seven (7) distinction and overall percentage of 95%. All first positions of the individual centres were awarded with a merit award of R15,000 to use towards their tertiary education and the latest Apple iPads. The programme proves to produce excellent awards and opportunities of changing individual lives, families and communities. The learners extended a heart-warming thanks to the programme, the teachers, and all persons and organisations who support the programme and urged the organizers to continue doing great things and changing lives.