Brightening the Future Project: Esokwazi Secondary School

by GOLDEN KEY INNOVATION TEAM

Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

This project was coordinated by the University of Pretoria Golden Key chapter. It entailed tutoring Grade 10 to 12 learners at the Esokwazi Secondary School in Sebokeng and aimed to motivate learners to perform well academically. They were given extra lessons in Maths, Science and Accounting and familiarize themselves with certain life skills and how to make informed future career choices. Engineering, IT and Built Environment students doing their Community Based Project module were involved. Varsity students and young professionals were invited as guest speakers. Some learners will attend the University of Pretoria Open Day in 2010. This has been one of our most successful and well-organized projects for 2009 under the leadership of Mathabo Auta. A closing ceremony for the volunteers and learners were held on 8 August and each received a t-shirt and certificate.
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About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.