Much of our country’s future lies in the hands of our youth – this is not a light burden to bear and we understand that a comprehensive education forms the solid foundation they’ll need to realise a true, sustainable, far-reaching change in our country. Education plays a vital role in eliminating poverty and reducing inequality, paving the way towards a truly equal society. Without it, our youth will become lost to us.
A large part of PPM’s focus on giving back to the community it serves is zoned in on the youth residing in the area. Several employees have laid their foundation of their careers at PPM after completing their matric year, by either applying for an internship or for one of our full-time bursaries.
Maths and Science equip people with the tools they need to understand and analyse the impact they have on the communities around them. This was our thinking when we decided to assist over 200 students with their studies, through the Saturday school programme. Academic results for 2019 improved from 40 to 80 percent, which translated into many doors being opened to delegates of the programme.
We have recently launched a Mathematics and Science programme, which is open to Grade 12 students and will eventually be extended to cover Grades 10 and 11 as well. We are in the process of designing an extension to this learning programme, which will soon cater to economics and business study students, too.
Our aim is to ensure we are doing everything in our power to expand the educational opportunities available to the youth in our region.