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SAICA prioritises youth with bold 2014 strategy

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (SAICA) social vision is to invest in South Africa's economic success through education.
Because of this, in partnership with youth specialist agency, HDI Youth Marketeers, SAICA has developed a 30-minute presentation for high school learners.

The presentation is aimed at encouraging learners to choose pure maths in Grade 10 - rather than maths literacy - with the aim of inspiring the choice to become a chartered accountant in future.

Although the government allocates over R200bn annually to education; and almost R6bn is pledged by the private sector, 87% of South African schools are considered "dysfunctional" according to the National Planning Commission.

The SAICA Roadshow visits schools in Gauteng, Free State, Western and Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal in 2014.

A two-man presenter team sheds light on topics like being a chartered accountant and the importance of studying pure maths (Mathematics) through a dynamic multimedia presentation done in SA schools.

"The 2025 aim is to shift pull-through from Grades 1-12 from 50% to 90%, and SAICA is one of the organisations which we are very proud to be working with to play a part in making this vision a South African reality", says HDI Portfolio Director Cuma Pantshwa.

After each show, educators receive workbooks in line with life orientation and pure mathematics (CAPS) as well as Maths Olympiad information.

SAICA educator workbooks and posters are also distributed to an additional 600 high schools nationally through the Pick n Pay School Club which in its eleventh year celebrates being South Africa's largest brand-funded educational programme.

The SAICA educational content emphasises the importance of learners selecting mathematics as a matric subject and getting good grades to increase future career possibilities, by providing educators with much needed tools and material to better teach high school learners.

The platform reaches over two million learners and educators each year.

29 Sep 2014 09:53