Motsepe Foundation donate to Soweto schools churches

A total of 27 schools around Soweto and a number of religious organizations received some relief to the value of R8 million combined from the Motsepe foundation recently. Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga joined Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi at Regina mundi catholic church to welcome the donation. Speaking at the event, which was attended by church school principals, educators and church leaders, Motshekga mentioned that the department had been calling for social partnerships to assist with easing infrastructure resource constraints in areas such as Soweto.


Motshekga said partnerships with organisations, such as the Motsepe Foundation, were significant in allowing the department to envision a brighter future for underprivileged pupils across Soweto and beyond. She said ICT was the new gold of the education sector. Motshekga said it would take a huge effort for the sector to fully recover from the pandemic because a large part of the 2020 academic year was lost.
“We are pleased that our partnership with the Motsepe Foundation will make a significant impact on the quality of education that our learners receive in public schooling.

The billionaire mining magnet Patrice Motsepe, and his wife and co-founder Precious Moloi-Motsepe were not present during the handover. The foundation representatives handed 27 cheques of R3000 000 each to 27 schools and R2000 000 to churches on behalf of the foundation.

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