Following extensive renovations by Engen, Fairvale Secondary School in Durban will welcome in 2018 with a modern, fully furnished science lab. The company invested R650,000 in the project, which includes eight new computers.
Engen’s corporate social investment manager Mntu Nduvane says this improved learning environment will empower learners to excel in the sciences.
“In particular, the science lab will ensure that learners are exposed to basic science equipment in an environment that is conducive to learning. By creating this positive experiential learning experience, the subject matter will really come alive for the learners,” comments Nduvane.
Despite being situated in a disadvantaged community characterised by high unemployment, Fairvale Secondary School has consistently risen above these circumstances, defying the odds with impressive matric results. Last year, the matric pass rate was 76%, up from the previous year’s 74% pass rate.
“We are very grateful to Engen for their support. The biggest impact for us will be the reaction from our teachers and students when they see their new facilities. They will be so proud of the new environment in which they can thrive and learn,” says Dale Seidle, principal of Fairvale Secondary School.