Diazville Primary Sets Sail on ITC Seas
The event was initially planned to include a full school assembly but had to take place in the staff room because of unexpected heavy rainfall. Educators, governing body members and principals of the local schools – Diazville Secondary and St Andrews Primary – listened attentively to short speeches delivered by Mr Trevor Arendse (Khanya Implementation Project Manager) and Mr Kearns of the National Ports Authority (NPA).
Mr Keans commented on the pride the NPA experienced through their involvement with the school and Khanya on this project. As he explained, their relationship with the school is a reciprocal one in that the skills imbibed in the Khanya laboratory will ultimately result in more skilled people entering the job market and thus it will service their employment needs.
Mr Boltney, Project Champion at the school, outlined the fundraising efforts that had resulted in the successful establishment of their laboratory and thanked Port Net, CEi and Khanya for helping them to realise their vision.
The laboratory at Diazville Primary is the result of community involvement and hard work and Principal, Mr A J Hector, indicated that the community is vital to the future of the school and the Khanya laboratory.
Through computer literacy courses in the school’s laboratory the community will acquire vital skills that will open employment opportunities to them and only through the community’s commitment and involvement can the laboratory be safeguarded and sustained into the future.