Education is one of the pillars of RBH’s social transformation strategy and the importance of investing in youth development is depicted by the sustained efforts to invest in programmes that would better Bafokeng Nation’s education and position youth for employment prospects.
In taking steps to promote education, RBH in the last two years contributed towards Tunisi’s education programme, Mathematics Olympiad which received wide participation from 9 Bafokeng High Schools with a total of 64 learners participating.
“The Tunisi Programme understands that no matter how talented or brilliant you are, if you have no respect or good character, no one will want to be associated with you even though you may be the upper 1%,”says Legari.
Kelebogile Legari is a 26-year-old Mofokeng who has pioneered a self- development Programme – Tunisi. The programme, positioned at pushing the average Mofokeng learner to optimal levels through academia, sports development, and leadership skills, launched a Maths Olympiad which attracted the participation of all Bafokeng Secondary schools.
With the aim of promoting the uptake of mathematics in Bafokeng secondary schools, grade 9-12 high- potential learners from Tshukudu, Mmanape, Sekete, Matsukubyane, Charora, Thethe, Molotlegi, Matale, Keledi, Bafokeng and Kitsong Secondary Schools were represented at the competition along with their respective leader presidents and teachers.
Launched as a first of more to come, the competition saw Thethe Secondary School claim first place in the 2018 competition, with Tshukudu Secondary School and Charora achieving second and third place respectively.
Tunisi Program hosted its second annual Math Olympic for 11 Bafokeng schools and 3 new schools in the Rustenburg area, on the 21st of September 2019. Mmanape came out victorious on the final with a convincing score of 14 point against Charora coming at 8 points, which in overall points Charora shared position 5 with 2 other schools (HF Tlou and Thethe), but due to Charora it being a qualifier into the finals only Charora or Mmanape could raise the Trophy.
“We plan to position the Olympiad not only as an opportunity to promote interest and uptake of the mathematics subject amongst Bafokeng learners, but also as an opportunity to identify learning gaps amongst learners and find effective solutions, in collaboration with the Royal Bafokeng Institute, towards addressing them,” says Legari.