There was cause for celebration at Yiboni Primary School in KwaMakhuta when the school was sponsored a new classroom on Wednesday, 16 May.
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), in partnership with suppliers Fast World Industries and City Late 2005, donated a 12m x 6,8m structure that will be used as a classroom for grade 6 pupils and a smaller partitioned section to be used as a staff room for the school’s 29 teachers.
“This is just one of a series of handovers that has taken place in 2018 already across the country . It is a direct result of TPT driving Transnet’s procurement policies to support the government’s National Development Plan of supporting and advancing previously disadvantaged communities through our supplier development partnerships,” said TPT executive manager for supply chain management, Thandi Sabelo.
The classroom was made using a park home structure that was completed over a period of three months with the total investment amount of about R500,000.
The need for the additional classroom for the 75 grade 6 pupils and a staff room stemmed from a previous handover of school shoes by TPT as part of their annual ‘Shoes on Feet’ initiative. TPT’s Nozipho Sithole, who attended the school shoes handover in February, was made aware of the overcrowding in the existing classrooms and she immediately took action to see how TPT could be of further assistance.
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