Izwilesizwe Primary wins media classroom

2016-04-27 06:00
PHOTO: njabulo cele The winning school team (from left) Sesethu Mthimkhulu, Nomzamo Mntungwa, Noxolo Hlengwa, Ntombenhle Shezi, Amahle Buthelezi, coach Nosipho Nxele, Snothile Ngubane, Amanda Sokhela, Akhona Ngcobo, Khayelihle Ntombela, Sakhile Mkhize and Lindokuhle Lembethi.

PHOTO: njabulo cele The winning school team (from left) Sesethu Mthimkhulu, Nomzamo Mntungwa, Noxolo Hlengwa, Ntombenhle Shezi, Amahle Buthelezi, coach Nosipho Nxele, Snothile Ngubane, Amanda Sokhela, Akhona Ngcobo, Khayelihle Ntombela, Sakhile Mkhize and Lindokuhle Lembethi.

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THE national Department of Water and Sanitation recently handed over a media classroom worth more than R300 000 to Imbali Unit BB school, Izwilesizwe Primary.
The school won a national schools competition - Baswa Le Meetse - where pupils demonstrated how to save water through traditional music, poetry, praise singing and drama.

This is the second time the school has won the competition.

The media classroom will help children improve their technology skills such as using internet and other software that is relevant to technology and trends.

Regional co-ordinator of “2020 vision for Water and Sanitation” programme, Nathi Zwane, said the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Baswa Le Meetse 2020 vision project partnered with MTN in building the media classroom. As part of the prize, the 10 best performing pupils will share prize money of R6 000, which will go towards their studies.

Winning the competition means that the pupils are now the ambassadors of this project.

Izwilesizwe Primary principal Thembi Luthuli said this project will help pupils, students and the community to understand more about the need to save water.

Luthuli added that after school hours the community will be allowed to use the media classroom, saying this would help adults to improve their computer skills and knowledge about technology.

“We have installed an alarm system and we have very strong burglar guards. The school will also be working with the community in terms of security,” said Vukani Mtya, the national programme manager of the 2020 Vision for Water and Sanitation programme.

Community member Snethemba Memela said: “Pupils at Sinamumva Primary and Nansindlela Primary have been without water at school since last week, but they’ve been told to bring their own water bottles. Some of the pupils have been told to not attend if there’s no water.”

Deputy principal, Vusi Radebe, said the school is thrilled that their water tanks help them store water for drinking and for watering the school’s garden when there is no water.

Teacher Nosipho Nxele helped shape the talent of the school’s winning group for the second time since she’s been at the school.

Luthuli encouraged everybody not to waste water and thanked sponsors, Nxele and the community for their support and for protecting the school.

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