Ms Sibongile Mokaeane, a Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Public Relations Management (PR) lecturer
Ms Sibongile Mokaeane, a Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Public Relations Management (PR) lecturer, was chosen to sit on a panel judging a community engagement project competition that was initiated by Emerald Resort and Casino, in collaboration with the North West University, VUT, Sedibeng College and the District Department of Education on 16 June.
The collaboration was aimed at enticing and motivating children to read.
The participating schools each brought six learners from Grade 4 ,7 and 10 to compete in an unprepared reading competition. The school learners were accompanied by their teachers, members of the District Department of Education, members of the Emerald Casino staff, including Chief Executive Officer Mark Hands, who delivered the welcoming address.
“The event was a huge success; I think it was a brilliant idea to say the least. I hope that it grows from strength to strength,” said Ms Mokaeane.
She concluded by sharing that: The learners who won walked away with dictionaries, back packs filled with stationery and other items, laptops and tablets. The winners’ schools each received a voucher worth R10 000 which will be used on Mandela Day and is to be spent on the needs of the schools (books, painting the school premises or buying furniture).