Justice does its bit to equip pupils of Mefolo Primary School
As the Public Service Month (PSM) nears to an end, the department extended a helping hand to Mefolo Inclusive Primary School in the Sekhukhune District, Limpopo, by donating 30 computers that were due for disposal at the Gauteng Regional Office.
The official opening of the school’s new computer lab took place on 19 September 2014, where all parents and community members came in numbers to witness the event.
In terms of Regulation 16A7.2 and 16A7.7 of the National Treasury Framework, used and unutilised computer equipment can be donated as a part of the disposal process to any state institution involved in education and/or training, which may be transferred free of charge to such an institution.
On behalf of Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha, MP, Ms Ophilia Langa, Limpopo Human Resources Director said the department had accomplished something doing its bit to capacitate pupils of Mefolo Inclusive Primary School in computer literacy.
“These children are the future leaders and the department had to invest in the future by donating these computers to a school that would put them into use,” she added.
Mefolo School Principal, Mr Letsiane Mahloka, voiced out that he has always persevered when he would get rejected by companies when asking for donations for his school. “I am a firm believer in the saying 'when one door closes the other opens,’ hence my school now has a fully-fledged computer lab,” he said with gratitude.
Emily Malepe, a Grade Six pupil at the school sad she is excited and cannot wait to start with her computer literacy lessons as she has never used a computer before. “I am glad that by the time we reach high school and tertiary level, we will at least know the basics of using a computer,” she said.
South African Police Service (SAPS) representative, Sergeant Moloko Maphila advised the community to make it their responsibility to look out for any unlawful activities around the school.
“We have had many cases of theft of computers within rural and township schools, this is why the police, with the assistance of parents, teachers and pupils should work together to prevent such from happening at Mefolo Inclusive Primary School,” concluded Sergeant Maphila.
By Mosima Mashao
Published: 29 Sep 2014