Royal Bafokeng hosts second annual teacher-learner career orientation programme


Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:41

Royal Bafokeng Holdings today held its second annual maths and science career orientation programme in Phokeng, Rustenburg.

In partnership with the Royal Bafokeng Institute, African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) and the National Economic Education Trust (NEET), this second annual gathering attracted over 360 learners and teachers across 7 regional Bafokeng schools.

Commenting on the initiative, the Head of the Royal Bafokeng Institute, George Harris said: “Education is at the heart of how the Royal Bafokeng Nation continues to reimagine the future of its people – as a relevant and innovative traditional community. It is important to us that we continue investing in initiatives that seek to help match our children’s career aspirations with their talents”.

With 54 schools across 29 of its villages, Harris notes that Royal Bafokeng has also prioritised, along with the importance of tailored career guidance programmes, the need for advanced career coaching skills for Life Orientation teachers.

“Teachers are the backbone of societies with any unique challenges and aspirations. A key priority for us going forward is to invest in teacher –learner career coaching programmes to equip teachers with enough resources to give applicable, learner-specific career advice,” concludes Harris.

About Royal Bafokeng Holdings
Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) is a community-based investment company whose growth uplifts and creates intergenerational wealth for the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN), a 150 000 strong Setswana-speaking community in South Africa’s North West province.