5 March 2018
The Foundation aims to achieve this with the Blue Ladder Schools project, which it has piloted and can be used as a blueprint in under-resourced schools to encourage learners’ development as capable, economically active citizens. Once established, the blueprint could be shared with organisations and industries countrywide to contribute towards national growth and development.
As Wealthsmiths™ we believe that Every One Counts. Every child educated and every school changed is a success story in its own right, and will positively impact the economy for generations to come. We believe education is the driving force behind real community empowerment and equality; and we are committed to making a significant contribution towards ensuring that the children of South Africa have the opportunity for a better life.
The Blue Ladder Schools project partners with schools, educators and communities across the country to improve maths literacy and nutrition and to upgrade key facilities. By doing this we’re giving learners a headstart on a brighter future. However, before we can improve maths competency, we need to ensure the school environments are conducive to learning. We’re committed to ensuring each school is a place where children are well nourished, looked after and supported on their learning journey. Our focus for each school is as follows:
75 Blue Ladder Schools have already benefited. More than 70 000 learners have already benefited from this initiative, with sanitation and infrastructure upgrades and maths programmes launched at their schools. Wealthsmiths™ are invited to be part of Sanlam’s biggest centenary corporate social investment project.
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