Sandton, 6 November 2020. The Motsepe Foundation hosted a roadshow in Soweto, donating R8 million to surrounding schools including the former primary and high school of cofounder Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, as well as Archbishop Buti Tlhagale and Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi, were in attendance but the cofounders were regrettably unable to make an appearance on Thursday 5 November 2020.
Due to restrictions only select representatives were invited to attend the Roadshow, held at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Moroka. The representatives included leaders of schools and churches, who participated in a collaborative meeting to discuss community development initiatives.
The donations to schools forms part of the Foundation’s development efforts, which invests in maintaining and rebuilding school infrastructure to enable access to quality education for all. Particularly now, with the new regulations around social distancing, students and teachers have additional classroom requirements and schools need funding to ensure safety while continuing the school year. The donation also includes ICT equipment to build digital literacy, which is a prerequisite for most careers.
The Motsepe Foundation wishes to inform our stakeholders that our cofounders, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Dr Patrice Motsepe, are currently in self-quarantine. Following this unfortunate news the Motsepe Foundation urges everyone to remain safe, wearing a mask at all times and following social distancing and hygiene protocols.
We wish to thank those who were able to attend for their engagement on matters that are vital to South Africa’s progress, and the upliftment of South Africa’s youth. To the students who have started writing their Matric examinations, the Motsepe Foundation wishes them all the best.
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