Hot off the heels of the launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) Initiative, Vodacom hosted a Partners Breakfast on 29 August 2018 to explore possible areas of collaboration to build a better future, with education set to be the biggest beneficiary.
Speaking at the event, Basic Education Minister Mrs Angie Motshekga stressed the importance of collaborating “in the best possible way” for the benefit of the next generation. “I must emphasise that any investment in the public schooling system is a wise move, as it impacts directly on the majority of our school-going children. We are grateful for Vodacom’s commitment to being an active corporate citizen”.
Minister Motshekga also voiced her appreciation to the various corporations who had attended the Partners Breakfast, saying that their presence and willingness to lend a hand contributes meaningfully to the Department’s contention that, “education is indeed a societal issue.” As Basic Education Deputy Minister Mr Enver Surty once said, we all have the collective responsibility to honour the legacy of our founding father, Nelson Mandela, and to ensure that every child is educated irrespective of background or circumstances.