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Strength in Numbers

This site serves to map the 2024 rollout of the Strength in Numbers programme in partnership with AECI. 

The programme is planned and delivered by GrowZA Social Investment Agency. 

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Overview

GrowZA in partnership with AECI is proud to introduce the "Strength in Numbers" programme, a comprehensive solution designed to enhance mathematical education in South Africa. This initiative focuses on distributing AECI-branded scientific calculators to schools and providing essential training to teachers in areas where AECI Mining has a presence.

Key Features:

  • Calculator Provision: Supplying schools with AECI-branded scientific calculators.

  • Teacher Training: Offering specialized training for teachers to effectively use these calculators in teaching.

  • Branding and Impact Assessment: Ensuring clear AECI branding on the initiative and assessing the project's impact on the educational landscape.

Background and Need:

  • Ownership and Proficiency Issues: Studies by Fort Hare and Wits University revealed significant gaps in calculator ownership (34% of learners) and proficiency (only 41.9% trained) in the Eastern Cape.

  • Underutilization in Classrooms: A concerning 36.2% reported a lack of calculator usage by teachers, impacting students' performance in Mathematics exams.

Site Allocation

AECI HEAD OFFICE

  1. Eersterust Secondary

  2. Phomolong Secondary

  3. KhwaBhekilanga Secondary 

  4. Nellmapius Secondary

AECI RUSTENBURG

  1. Northam Comprehensive

  2. Mabogopedi High School

AECI SASOLBURG

  1. Nkgopoleng Secondary

  2. Iketseng High School

  3. Thuto Lore Secondary

  4. Thuto Ke Lesedi High School

  5. Lekoa Shandu Secondary

AECI EMALAHLENI

  1. Mehlwana Secondary

AECI KATHU

  1. Sishen Intermediate

AECI AMANZIMTOTI

  1. Masakhane High School

Please find a mapping of the allocations with proximity markers HERE

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