Nashua Mobile has donated study materials worth R50,000 to Eyes Peeled Mathematics Clinic in line with its commitment to contribute towards quality education in South Africa.
The study materials Eyes Peeled Mathematics Clinic received from Nashua Mobile include calculators, mathematical instruments, mathematics study guides and a magnetic whiteboard. Eyes Peeled Mathematics is a non-profit organisation which offers free extra math lessons to Grade 8 to 12 scholars in and around Soweto. Eyes Peeled founder, Nicholas Mathole, offers the lessons from his home. The project has produced 24 distinctions since 2005.
Nashua Mobile chose Eyes Peeled Mathematics Clinic as a recipient for some of its corporate social investment funds because many Nashua Mobile employees live in the Soweto area. The company aims to benefit communities where it does business and where its employees live with its corporate social investments.
Says Teresa Badenhorst, HR director at Nashua Mobile: “We promise to offer legendary service to our clients, and make a similar promise to be a force for good for employees and for disadvantaged communities. We believe that we can help address socio-economic challenges in South Africa by working closely with communities in disadvantaged areas.”
Nashua Mobile’s flagship CSI project for 2010, Streetwise Solution has also been rolled out at two of the five schools identified across the country. This project aims to introduce ICT to schools from previously disadvantaged communities. The success of this project to date may be attributed to communities taking ownership of the initiative.