Emerald makes a difference to education

The winners of Emerald Resort & Casino’s annual readathon challenge have been announced as Mqiniswa Primary, Batloung Primary School  and Dr Molefi Oliphant Secondary Schools which have reaped great rewards as a result of their learners acing their reading categories. This challenge was aimed at local schools in the Sedibeng area. Ten schools put their three best readers forward to compete in three categories, namely, Junior Primary, Senior Primary and Secondary with the top three winners of each category winning educational prizes.

 Emerald Resort & Casino is pleased to announce that Mqiniswa Primary school won the readathon challenge for the Senior Primary School phase, Batloung Primary School  the Junior Primary while a learner from Dr Molefi Oliphant Secondary School was deemed the best reader in the Secondary school category.“The Emerald CSI committee visited the winning schools where discussions were held with the principals to determine their most pressing needs,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino.

The principal of Mqiniswa Primary, in close consultation with the teachers, indicated that they would use the money to buy chairs for learners and staff. “To assist the school with this basic need, we handed over 70 chairs for the classrooms and 15 chairs for the staffroom,” says Tanuja.

Dr Molefi Secondary School requested a PA system to be used for their announcements. A system to the value of R10 000 was handed over to the school. To improve the quality of the daily scholastic lives for the 350 learners and 16 teachers at Batloung Primary School, a playground measuring 280m2, to be used for exercise, will soon be installed.“It always an eye-opener to see how much these schools do for their learners with so little,” concludes Tanuja. “It’s the small things, like chairs and a PA system that can add so much value.

We enthusiastically support our local community and look forward to continuing this event to create a brighter future for the kids and long term assistance for these institutions that teach the future of our country.”

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