Casino throws in the dice for cooking class

2017-06-08 06:01
Principal Bonakele Busika, Mercyn Naidoo, general manager at GrandWest Casino, and Nomhle Mkhusane, a consumer studies teacher.PHOTO: Supplied

Principal Bonakele Busika, Mercyn Naidoo, general manager at GrandWest Casino, and Nomhle Mkhusane, a consumer studies teacher.PHOTO: Supplied

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Consumer Studies’ learners at Khulani High School in Langa can look forward to cooking and learning in a new, fully equipped classroom thanks to GrandWest’s Corporate Social Investment Department.

As part of Sun International’s nationwide Schools Renovation Programme, the school’s Consumer Studies classroom has been equipped with stoves, as well as crockery, cooking utensils and fridges.

Industrial tables and cupboards have also been installed, while other aesthetic improvements were also made.

The upgraded classroom was officially handed over to the school on 18 May 2017.

The Schools Renovation Programme is focused on upgrading hospitality classrooms at schools in underprivileged communities to properly equip learners to pursue further studies and careers in the hospitality sector.

Khulani High School is one of three schools to benefit from the programme this year. On 11 May 2017, Heideveld Senior Secondary also received its brand new Consumer Studies classroom.

Heidi Edson, Group Socio Economic Development Manager at GrandWest, says equipping Consumer Studies classrooms remains a focus of GrandWest’s ongoing corporate social investment efforts.

“The renovation programme is aligned with Sun International’s approach to Creating Shared Value, a well-researched and globally applied model that focuses on aligning business needs with society’s needs thereby creating shared value for all and genuine sustainable community development.

If we can help to ensure that learners have an appropriately equipped learning environment, we can help lay the foundation for them to pursue careers in hospitality.”

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