Rheochem honoured for supporting Ntlambamasoka Junior Secondary School
The water treatment company Rheochem (Pty) Ltd was recently honoured by the Ntlambamasoka Junior Secondary School near Umzimkhulu for its contribution to the school through the donation of various items, including computers.
Rheochem has been supporting the school since 2009, with initial donations in the form of library books. Later the school identified a need for computers so that they could keep up with technology in their administration department and also give the school children an opportunity to learn very important skills.
Introducing computers highlighted the need for improved security at the school, and while the Education Department assisted in an upgrade and provided funding for security guards, Rheochem assisted by installing a state of the art security system including burglar guards to fully enclose the computer section of the resource centre, as well as an alarm.
Computer desks were also provided by Rheochem and their IT Consultant, Tyrone Noel of Simplicity Internet Solutions, installed the computers so that by 2011 the school’s new computer room was ‘set to go’ with four new and two second hand computers. Since then Rheochem has added as many computers as their budget would allow.
Pupils in Grade 7 receive lessons on the computers from the school’s computer teacher, Sabatha Shezi. They now enter their high school years as confident as any child who has been exposed to technology from a young age.
At the function held recently, proceedings were very ably hosted by the acting principal, Mrs Ndobe.
Victor Mngoma, Rheochem’s area manager gave a motivational speech encouraging the children to find their own career path and to realise that in many cases young people would have to become entrepreneurs to join the job market, rather than necessarily to expect to be employed by others.
He spoke briefly of his own life and career so far, which undoubtedly would inspire many young people who have faced adversity. He made them realise that with hard work and a ‘can do’ attitude so much can be achieved.
Published in East Griqualand Fever, Isolomzi Fever, Mthatha Fever, Uvo Lwethu Fever – 2013-03-14