For any academic institution, being able to get any kind of assistance from corporates is appreciated because it helps schools make each and every classroom an inspirational space for learning. For over 14 years now, Pick n Pay and youth market specialists HDI Youth Marketeers have been running a platform that helps provide over 3,000 schools across South Africa with over 250 tons of brand-funded educational content called Pick n Pay School Club.
“When we formed part of the Pick n Pay School Club in 2008, our classrooms did not only become a better academic environment, but also became a fun way for the kids to learn and interact with the content,” said Grade 4 English and Life Skills teacher Mrs Radebe from Thabang Primary School in Dobsonville, Soweto.
Thanks to the constructive participation of numerous leading brands, Pick n Pay School Club’s first content distribution of the year will, yet again, kickstart from Monday, 30 January 2017. “For us, it’s very important that we enrich the South African educational system, not only through the content, but also by developing those relationships with schools and constantly empowering educators with additional content for the classroom,” said Rozaan Steenkamp, Pick n Pay School Club Platform Manager at HDI. “The majority of our classrooms don’t have enough resources and by sponsoring a book or poster, corporates can make a huge difference in what our learners are exposed to,” she added.
“The School Club workbooks are always used in our classroom, our teachers use them as extra lessons and sometimes for daily activities,” said Mr Vanderventer from Piet Retief Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal.
Pick n Pay School Club has grown to become one of South Africa’s longest existing educational programmes for primary and high schools. Started in 2003 as a one-partner programme reaching 500 schools, it has grown to include a database of 3,025 participating schools nationwide, and reaches over 5.7 million learners, parents and guardians annually. “School Club is very involved in, and helpful to our schools. Just this morning I was using activities from the educator workbooks we were given last year. I love it,” expressed Mrs G. Cooper from St Teresa’s RC Primary School in the Eastern Cape.
Pick n Pay has made a much-needed difference in the lives of South Africa’s learners and educators. It has been the link between successful education and meeting educational regulations, making classroom activities more visual, more impactful and more interactive.
If you would like to register your school on the Pick n Pay School Club database for 2017, please email or contact Pick n Pay School Club on 011 706 6016.
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