Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, unveiled a new state-of-the-art Science Laboratory at Zamimfundo Primary School in Ntuzuma, valued at R354 000. It is envisaged that this will contribute to an improvement in learners’ performance in Science, Technology, and Engineering at school level so that more learners can pursue careers requiring these subjects at tertiary level, which is essential to the economic growth of our country in future years.
“We sincerely hope that this fantastic laboratory will help to improve the performance of learners in Science related subjects at Zamimfundo. This will enable them to go on to university and ultimately begin careers in engineering and scientific fields which will contribute to a vibrant economy. These are the youngsters who have the potential to become the country’s technical leaders of the future. We view this as an investment in the learners, in their schools and, on a wider scale, in education and the economic growth of the community and region.” said Pumla Masuku, Human Resources Business Partner of Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom.
Zamimfundo Principal Mrs Zanele Ndlovu added “We are delighted to receive this magnificent Science laboratory which will be a major boost to our teaching programme. It will help our learners to engage with science and increase their understanding and appreciation of a subject which many believe to be a difficult one and we wish to thank Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom immensely for providing our learners with this wonderful resource.”
Also attending the unveiling of the Science Laboratory were numerous officials from the Department of Education Kzn (DOE Kzn) and a representative of EThekwini Mayor Councillor Zandile Gumede. “We urge you, our learners to derive maximum benefit from these great facilities and resources that have been provided to you and please also take great care of them. We would also like to thank Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom for this kind gesture” said Mr BSB Sikhosana, DOE Circuit Manager.
The project was managed and coordinated by Ahmed Motala of the New Africa Education Foundation, an NPO that has partnered with Sibaya on other CSI initiatives.