Thanks to the learning program, 1,800 learners at the Kutlwanong Centres achieved a 99% pass rate in matric maths and science, showcasing their adaptability, dedication, and talent.
Johannesburg, South Africa (18 August 2022) – Since the days of the learning channel with the legendary William Smith to the digital programs currently helping thousands of learners each year, Liberty is still finding new ways to enhance education across South Africa.
The financial services provider has always had educational development as a central pillar of its business – and in recent years, this has been embodied in its partnerships with the Kutlwanong Centres for Maths and Science, Primestars, and Mindset Learn.
Liberty has been working with Kutlwanong for almost a decade and helps support their branches, reaching 63 schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Liberty’s Nomaxabiso Matjila says the organisation was anxious about the ways the ongoing global pandemic would affect last year’s matric class.
“But the Class of 2021 has shown us that all those new ways of learning could yield great results when you have an open, inquiring mind. We are confident that nothing will stand in the way of these incredible young people when looking at the future,” she says.
In 2021, the more than 1,800 learners at the Kutlwanong Centres achieved a 99% pass rate in matric maths and science, showcasing their adaptability, dedication, and talent.
In the face of ongoing educational challenges caused by the pandemic, Liberty has stepped in to build new programmes beyond Kutlwanong.
The Liberty-funded Primestars programme saw over 25,000 young beneficiaries receive Maths and Science tutorial lessons last year. The screening of these tutorials at cinemas across South Africa provided easy access for the learners who really wanted to show the world that the pandemic couldn’t keep them down.
Meanwhile, the Mindset partnership enabled thousands of South African learners’ access to tutorial material via the Tenfold App and tutorial shows broadcast on DSTV.
These initiatives stood alongside Liberty’s annual winter school shoe drive, literacy lessons through a readathon programme, and the #DriveHope campaign.
“We will continue to support educational initiatives – because we believe in a future where education is available to all. Because being educated is what will help us transform Africa’s economies,” says Matjila.