African Bank has partnered with forgood to create a website for African Bankers who are willing to volunteer towards causes that are listed on African Bank’s forgood website.
Kennedy Dembetembe, National CSI manager for African Bank, said that “the partnership is an amazing way to connect African Bankers with CSI causes that the bank is passionate about. “Putting education first is one of our primary drives. We kicked off 2020 with a stationary drive, packing stationery for 1 500 children at the Winnie Mandela Primary School in Tembisa,” says Dembetembe.
A cheque to the value of R500 000 was handed over from African Bank to the Click Foundation. Dembetembe said the money is being used to developing computer labs at various schools and providing children with access to digital learning.
“South Africa still has a serious problem; 78% of grade 4 learners can’t read for meaning (2016 PIRLS Study).”Weak student performance in literacy and numeracy in Foundation Phase (grades 1-3) constitutes one of the major factors leading to poor learning outcomes in later grades,” said Harris. Nicola Harris, CEO of the Click Foundation
The Click Foundation aims to change learners’ lives through technology-based literacy and numeracy programmes, they deploy them in underprivileged primary schools across South Africa. “In doing so, the Click Foundation is not only addressing the literacy crisis but also equipping these young learners with the technological skills required for future success” concluded Harris.