Sanlam wants to start something. And they’ve chosen Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday to start a campaign which will see the group initially donate 940 scientific calculators to 10 under-resourced schools in Limpopo and North West in a bid to promote maths and science education – with further calculator donations planned in the near future.
The schools, which were identified by the Department of Education and Sanlam partners, Programme for Technological Careers (Protec), are beneficiaries of the Sanlam Brilliance Programme which is a three-year partnership between the Sanlam Foundation and Protec. The programme tries to enhance the teaching and learning of maths and science with the aim of improving the results of high school pupils, starting from Grade 10 until they reach Grade 12.
“It’s a humble start, but with everyone’s help, it can grow into something big,” says Lulu Letlape, executive head of Sanlam Corporate Affairs.
The campaign kicked-off on 15 July and will continue until 19 August – and anyone can help to make a difference. All you need to do is visit www.sanlam.co.za/mandeladay and make a donation of R85 per calculator to any one of the registered schools below. Payment can be made via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card.