Botswana Accounting College (BAC) have supported a rural school of Kodibeleng with ICT equipment.
The equipment include printer, photocopier and laptop, which the College will install and set up for the school.
The donation was announced at the Kodibeleng Primary School’s 2014 prize-giving ceremony where BAC Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Services Matlhogonolo Mpuang was in attendance.
She said: “We value education and any support we can offer to improve performance of both the school and its learners. We are happy to get involved. This donation is in line with our mandate to make a notable difference.
“We believe that with the right exposure and support Kodibeleng Primary School will continue to be a shining example in the area,” she said.
She went on to promise that as part of their philosophy, they will visit the school, install the equipment and ensure it works thereafter handing it over for use Guest speaker, Communication Manager for Miss Botswana, Tshepo Maphanyane, formerly Multi-Choice Botswana spokeperson, imparted a message of consistency and visualisation, reminding the learners that all they wish for is within reach.
“Truly, practice makes perfect. If you are not good at something or a particular subject, you must apply yourself more and seek your teacher’s guidance even outside class,” she said.
She added “For those that are not receiving any gifts, let this be a wake-up call. Celebrate your counterparts, but drive to be listed amongst the best next time. Never settle and keep trying your very best.”
Kodibeleng is situated 40 km west of Shoshong village along Molepolole- Serowe road.
The school, which is in Group 3, opened its doors in 1976.
It has a total of 15 teachers and 390 students. The school average pass rate is 58 % whilst PSLE 2014 pass rate was 60%.
Kodibeleng Primary School has gained a reputation of being a school of excellence.
Driven by passionate and dedicated teachers and a vibrant parents teacher association, the school has maintained high standards of learning, despite the challenges it faces everyday.
Even though the school has been operating since 1976, it was only electrified a week ago.
Despite this, it has successfully carried out computer and television studies through the use of a generator. This is a feat many would consider cumbersome, especially in this era where technology rules our everyday engagements.
Through the assistance of the community and a response to the school request, many saw it fitting to donate what they could to ensure that once more the school honours their young high-flyers at a prize-giving ceremony held in their honour.
As the learners were called to receive their prizes, one could not ignore the pride their parents displayed through song and the boisterous ululations befitting of such an auspicious occasion.
The learners were encouraged by acting school head, Keneilwe Phalaagae, “to continue working harder as this will give them a greater chance of not only being absorbed in high schools, but also a competitive edge in these hard times.”
The day’s festivities were peppered with various performances from the students that included drama, dance and scouts routine as part of the entertainment.