MANY schools in Mzansi struggle to produce better results year in and year out.
According to educational experts, this is gradually affecting our economy in a bad way, which is why private companies need to play a role in shaping our students’ future.
In celebration of the Future Nation Schools first book fair, founder of Future Nation Schools and chairman of National Student Financial Aid Scheme and the co-founder of the National Education Collaboration Trust, Sizwe Nxasana, donated more than 25 000 books worth more than R12.5m to the Walter Sisulu University.
The books cover genres ranging among fiction, action and adventure, self-help, health, religion and spirituality, history, poetry, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographies, and many more.
In keeping with Future Nation School’s focus on entrepreneurship, technology and computer skills, books focussing on business sciences and computer sciences were included.
In addition to the books, R220 000 was donated towards bursaries and the purchase of more books to five schools in Alexandra township who are part of the Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust.
The schools are Alexandra High , KwaBhekilanga Secondary, East Bank High, Realogile Secondary and Minerva Secondary. The five schools each got R20 000 in addition to the R120 000 that Nxasana donated towards the Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust.
Nxasana said: “We believe ensuring all children experience the joy of reading is a vital aspect to developing enquiring minds in our youth.”