UD Trucks Donates Computers to Community Schools

31 October 2013 | Print

UD Trucks have recently donated a host of IT equipment to needy schools in its community.

UD Trucks have recently donated a host of IT equipment to needy schools in its community.

Rekopantse Primary School in Mabopane, the Leratong Early Learning Centre and the Wonderboom-Suid Primary, all benefitted from the monitors, computers and laptops donated by the company.

“These schools were nominated by some of our staff members and it was an absolute privilege to provide them with some much-needed IT equipment,” said Janet Frost, senior HR business partner at UD Trucks Southern Africa.

The Rekopantse Primary School will put the equipment to good use in its new media centre which is currently being planned, pending funds.  According to the school’s principal, Mr JosiasNkoe, the school’s 720 learners are in desperate need of this kind of equipment, and it will certainly pave the way to a brighter future for them.

At the Leratong Early Learning Centre, Mrs Emily Phosa’s 300 learners gathered in excitement as the equipment was unloaded.  The school will utilise the IT equipment specifically for its Grade R learners, who are all very keen to learn of and experience computers - many for the first time in their lives.  The school, which houses up to 40 pupils in tiny classrooms, also provides three meals a day to the children.

“Mrs Phosa and her teachers are certainly an inspiration of just what can be done, even with very few resources,” said Frost. 

Rina Pretorius, the principal at Wonderboom-Suid Primary School, which is celebrating its hundredth anniversary this year, also graciously welcomed the UD Trucks team and the donated equipment.

“As we are situated in Rosslyn, and many of our staff members come from the surrounding communities, it is very important for us to give back and support worthy projects whenever we can,” said Jacques Carelse, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa.  “It was an honour to be able to give this equipment to projects who we know will make very good use of it.”

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