Attending the launch of a R3m maths education project, run in partnership by the Telkom Foundation and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Unit (GMMDU) are (from left) GMMDU head Prof Werner Olivier, Telkom Foundation Senior Manager: CSI Nathi Kunene and Cecil Heradien, Subject Adviser for Mathematics (FET level): Port Elizabeth District.
THE Telkom Foundation – Telkom’s Corporate Social Investment arm – is pouring R3m into a three-year technology-linked maths project, to boost the results of learners in 10 under-resourced high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The project, which was formally launched on 7 September, is run in partnership with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Unit. It is already in full swing at the 10 high schools, which include Cillie, Douglas Mbopa, Gelvandale, Khwezi Lomso, Ndyebo, Ndzondelelo, St Thomas and Woolhope, in Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage schools, Solomon Mahlangu and Uitenhage High.
Learners say the innovative maths programme is already making a difference.