Pupils at Manyaka Primary School will get the privilege of learning to use computers at an early age. The school was handed a fully-fledged computer lab by local businessman Manaso Howard Maimela of Noko Maimela attorneys. The lab is fitted with 16 desktops as well as 16 printers.
The much needed lab was officially handed to the principal and the management of the school on September 18. The school was also celebrating Heritage day on the day. Maimela sponsored the day’s events, this included meals worth thousands of rands to the guests and the school children.
The Good Samaritan said it brings him joy to be able to give back to the people. “I learnt to use a computer at university because during my primary and secondary days, our schools did not have computers.
“I want these kids not to grow like us. This will be an opportunity for them to learn typing skills and to utilise computers at an early age.”
Maimela who is a former student at Manyaka Primary School reiterated that it was important to invest in education.
“I was a learner here at this school. I did my primary between 1977 and 1984, it’s an honour for me to give back to this school and its pupils.”
The event was attended by Noko Maimela’s employees, circuit officials, the traditional leaders and members of the community.
They all applauded Maimela’s love for education, his generosity and kindness.
Manyaka Primary School’s principal MP Moagi said they will cherish and protect all the equipment handed to them.
“We struggled with printers and computers, some days we will travel long distances, just to make copies. These donations will improve the quality of education in our school. We thank Maimela and his company for choosing our school.”
A grade 6 pupil at the school, Tshegofatso Manyaka told Sekhukhune Times that they appreciated the computers from the Good Samaritan.
“We only saw computer labs on TV, and now we are excited to have 16 computers at our school. The ball is now in our court to learn and achieve our goals of being doctors, lawyers, engineers.”
The company not only donated the equipment, they also improved security measures at the new lab. The lab is secured and protected with burglar doors and windows.