23 May 2018 | By Sun International
GrandWest has partnered with AIMS (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) to improve maths results at Khulani High School in Langa.
“GrandWest has facilitated a project where Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners from this school are tutored by AIMSSEC (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences School Enrichment Centre) Master’s students every weekend for 14 weeks,” said Heidi Edson, the Group Socio Economic Development Specialist at Sun International “GrandWest is covering the tutoring costs as well as providing refreshments to the learners,” she said. “We invited AIMS and linked them to the High School. We then facilitated the meeting where the time table and the programme were formulated and going forward we will manage and oversee the programme to ensure that learning takes place every Saturday,” she said.
“We are delighted that 128 learners have enrolled to be tutored and AIMS has committed to bringing five tutors and a coordinator every week,” said Edson.
GrandWest got involved in maths intervention in 2016 when we first collaborated with AIMSSEC in a project to tutor Grade 11 and 12 learners from I.D. Mkize Senior Secondary School and Gugulethu Comprehensive schools in Gugulethu. “The intervention seemed to have been effective as a large number of the students who participated are pursuing higher education studies,” said Edson.
“AIMSSEC are perfect partners as they are already involved in facilitating programmes to teachers and learners in under-resourced schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning mathematics,” she said.
“After the success this programme showed in 2016 we are very hopeful that we will be able to make a difference to learners’ matric maths results this year,” said Edson.