ABB sponsors Maths modules and desks for Motherwell schools

2011-05-31 - 2011-05-30 - As part of its Youth-in-Energy programme, ABB South Africa has sponsored a fun Maths programme to supplement Maths teaching and homework and badly-needed desks and chairs at schools in Motherwell, Eastern Cape supported by the WWF and WESSA through the Eco-Schools programme.

The hand-over of 25 maths modules that help learners with Maths from grades 7 to 12 in a fun and interactive way took place at Dumani Primary computer lab on 31 May 2011 in Khwalimanzi Street, Motherwell. ABB also addressed the dire need for desks and chairs while introducing the Maths module and presented 100 desks and 200 chairs to Canzibe School in Mkhombe Street, Motherwell.

ABB, has recognised the urgent need to empower educators and learners at disadvantaged schools especially in the field of mathematics to begin at an early stage to develop fundamental learning for careers where maths is crucial such as engineering, environmental science and technology. “ABB is supplying interactive Maths software modules from “The Rock Series” to selected schools and after-care centres in three provinces to help supplement Maths teaching and homework,” says Nthabiseng Dube, Director of Marketing and Communications, ABB South Africa.

Martheanne Finnemore, Regional Manager of WESSA, said, “The Maths modules support the environmental education that the WWF and WESSA provide at the schools. Maths opens doors to a range of opportunities for the children.”

Note to editors:
ABB has been supporting WWF and WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) to develop its Youth-in-Energy programme as part of the Eco-Schools project over the past five years. Dumani Primary is cleaning up wetlands and has won several competitions on its wetlands presentations. Canzibe has several water tanks harvesting rainwater and is renowned for its food garden and sweet potato nursery. Produce is used to supplement the school feeding scheme with nutritious vegetables. These schools are role models showing how schools in disadvantaged areas can rise to meet the many challenges, including climate change, that face them on a daily basis and make a real difference in their communities.

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