Imperial & Motus   Community Trust


Overview
2019

At the end of 2018, we were eagerly awaiting Junior Rantheti’s matric results. Junior is a learner who progressed from using our primary school library to using one of our high school libraries. True to form, he produced 4 A’s and 3 B’s and was accepted to study Aeronautical Engineering at WITS.

2019 was the year in which we turned the inevitable corner; suddenly positive changes were being observed at all levels of our intervention programme.

Since the change was observed, predominantly at schools that have been in the system for three years or more. It is evident that change is possible, but it takes time and patience.

NAME CHANGE AND WEBSITE UPGRADE

The name change from” Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust” to “Imperial and Motus Community Trust” was successful. The new logo reflects the colours of our two sponsoring companies.

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The website was upgraded with a fresh new style, which reflects all intervention programmes undertaken at schools and not only libraries.

Please click here to visit the website

LIBRARY PROJECTS

The following schools received libraries in 2019 thus adding a further 7000 learners to the 39 000 learners already on our grid. Bearing in mind that we have no load shedding, this is a formidable achievement.

HOLOSTIC DEVELOPMENT

The Trust staff subscribe to the view that learners have to be allowed to experiment and be exposed to varied experiences at school in order to determine the path they intend to take as adults and to fit into society. The extra-curricular and co-curricular activities being offered by the Trust continue to challenge learner potential and awaken hidden talents that were hereto unheard of at our partner schools.

Co-curricular activities - 2019

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DATE

EVENT

PARTICIPANTS

1.

February

Dictionary Quiz

 680

2.

March

Board Games

 118

3.

March

Spelling Test One

 15502

4.

April

General Knowledge Quiz

 700

5.

May

Spelling Test Two

 8962

6.

August

Maths Science & Technology Competition

 720

7.

August

Spelling Test Three

 4417

8.

October

Book Quiz

 700

9.

October

Spelling Bee Finals

 60

Extra-curricular activities - 2019

 

Event

Number of Events

Participants

1.

Saturday Sports Programmes

14

1260

2.

Sponsored Fun Days  

5

1200

3. 

Christmas Parties

3

476

4. 

Road Safety Events

29

13182

5. 

Grade R Fun Days

7

1163

6.

Holiday Programmes

3 X school holidays

11262

7.

Learners attending library on Saturdays

20 X Saturdays

19473

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

In order to ensure that staff cope with the challenges in the classroom, they continue to be upskilled. Apart from continuous in-service training by Cluster Leaders, the following outsourced training took place in 2019.

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EVENT

PARTICIPANTS

1.

Reading and Book Analysis

70

2.

Microsoft Office Package

15

3.

First Aid

10

4.

Teaching Reading to Children

70

5.

Self-Discipline Skills/ Leadership Skills

75

6

Wealth and Health Management

75

PARTNERSHIPS

Working directly with schools and observing the dire conditions under which learners are taught can be distressing. Classrooms are overcrowded and dirty, grounds have no grass, jungle gyms, where available, are in poor condition, toilets are broken and the list goes on and on.

While it is almost impossible to continue ignoring the sad plight, we have come to realise that we cannot solve all the problems of the world. However, where possible, we try to use our network of resources to get assistance for a few schools.

In 2019 the following opportunities were presented and schools were assisted through special project donations.

Two libraries were upgraded on behalf of Habbiatul Ilm Trust

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Donations by Imperial Logistics and NGK Sparks Plugs and HMA allowed us to upgrade three Grade R Play areas and 7 Grade classrooms.

2019
Imperial Road safety area - Ebuhleni Primary
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HMA Donation - Sierra Nevada Primary School
2019
NGK – Play Area Upgrade - Phehello

FUN DAYS

2019
Liquid capital
2019
Imperial Logistics
2019
Moritz Back – Donor from Germany
2019
Europcar
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Europcar
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NGK Sparks Plugs

STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMMES

Donations from the following individuals were also received towards the “Sponsor a Student” programme

ENDING THE YEAR ON A HIGH

Learners were once again treated to the joy of Christmas as we celebrated three events

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And finally, the Europcar Academic Awards provided an opportunity for learners to be honoured for their academic excellence.

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A GREAT END TO A GREAT YEAR

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