R500 000 donated to Oliver’s House

Most pupils find maths and science to be the most difficult subjects at school. Oliver's Houses' education centre focuses only on maths and science education for Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils. All classes are free but every second Saturday all the pupils must attend compulsory HIV Aids awareness classes. Maths and Science educator and education centre principal Charles Mahlangu is seen with the class of 2014.

The donation was made by ABSA, on February 17.

Oliver’s House is actively involved in education, training, skills development, job creation and early childhood development.

The organisation’s main beneficiaries are from Daveyton, Etwatwa and Wattville.

Matric learners are given free mathematics and science lessons to improve their academic performance, while 40 unemployed community members will undergo intensive training in gardening.

The latter will also be provided with seeds and farming equipment, to help them kick-start their gardens.

“As a responsible, corporate citizen, the bank seeks to ensure that our citizenship initiatives deliver a sustainable uplift to the quality of lives of the communities that we touch,” said Kudzi Samushonga, regional executive of Absa branch banking in Gauteng.

“Our partnership with Oliver’s House is testimony to our ambition of creating a better future for our youth and marginalised communities.”said Kudzi Samushonga, regional executive of ABSA branch banking, in Gauteng.

Oliver’s House has had a close working relationship with bank since its inception in 2001.

It was through this relationship that it managed to improve the lives of thousands of beneficiaries.

“By investing in the youth’s education, ABSA has truly lived up to its reputation of being a bank for the future; our heartfelt thanks and promise of good governance are sincerely offered to ABSA for this enormous gesture by their social partnership with us,” said Terence Ferreira, Oliver’s House chief executive officer.

Samushonga added that the bank will utilise the skills of its financial education division to provide financial skills to Oliver’s House employees, in order to enhance their management of various financial aspects of their organisation.

Tumelo Muteme

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