Published 28 November 2016 by Dougie Oakes, Cape Argus at 08:46am
Livingstone High School’s decades-long wait for a fully-equipped science laboratory will soon be over thanks to the intervention of tIndependent Media’s executive chairman, Dr Iqbal Survé.
This announcement was made by Dr Survé, the guest speaker at Livingstone’s 90th anniversary dinner, in the school hall on Saturday evening.
Dr Survé, a Livingstone alumnus, who matriculated in 1981, told an audience of former pupils, teachers and their spouses that principal Theo Bruinders and his team had expressed the need for a science lab at the school.
Advanced tutoring programmes for mathematics and science, and computers with relevant software programmes for the library also featured high on the school’s wish-list. “We are very happy to commit towards helping Livingstone meet its goals,” Dr Survé said.
He told the audience he could not at this point quantify the monetary value of this help, but he added he had made a personal commitment that would probably amount to about R1m. This, he said, was only the start.
A key part of the project would also involve the participation of pupils in an internship programme. He said all the companies in which he is involved would be required to provide mentorship for pupils from Livingstone.
This would form part of a full programme of initiatives, over and above the R1m commitment, which will be launched to help Livingstone achieve its targets, Dr Survé said.
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