BOSASA and SA Celebs Sponsor Powerful Maths & Science Initiative

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BOSASA Group and celeb ambassadors encourage matrics to improve their maths and science marks with eduCate.

"Some of the greatest inventions are grounded in maths and science: computers, cell phones, space travel, skyscrapers, the Gautrain, the latest cars ... These two subjects open doors to job security..." Gavin Watson, CEO of the BOSASA Group

DJ Sbu, Boity Thulo, Jimmy Nevis and Farah C Fortune joined the BOSASA Group and other sponsors at Monte Casino in mid-August, to launch eduCate 2015. The eduCate programme consists of 10 filmed revision lessons covering the matric curriculum for maths and science. The purpose is to help learners do better in these subjects. The screenings, in 15 cinemas across the country, started on Sunday morning 9 August and end in October. Subject specialists at the venues help learners and answer questions.

"I would have given anything in my time to have eduCate," said Boity Thulo at the launch, where Jimmy Nevis entertained guests with his music. “Any learner can struggle with science and maths – I did. EduCate teaches learners patiently until they understand.”

DJ Sbu, Boity Thulo, Jimmy Nevis and Farah C Fortune are ambassadors for eduCate, which supports matric learners to improve their performance in maths and science. With prelim examinations around the corner and finals looming ahead, the programme meets learners’ need for expert supplementary tuition in the two subjects that are often regarded as the most difficult. Challenging or not, maths and science are passports to success in today’s economy.

As Gavin Watson, CEO of the BOSASA Group, points out, "Some of the greatest inventions are grounded in maths and science: computers, cell phones, space travel, skyscrapers, the Gautrain, the latest cars ... These two subjects open doors to job security in various fields."

EduCate particularly benefits learners from disadvantaged communities and under-resourced schools. The filmed lessons’ entertaining yet educationally sound explanations enable learners to grasp the subjects and apply what they learn. And all this while having fun at the movies – in itself a rare treat for many. Learners are safely transported to and from the cinemas.

By bringing the classroom to the cinema, the BOSASA Group is a partner in giving these learners a fresh and enjoyable experience of maths and science revision.

How appropriate, then, that teen idols like DJ Sbu, Boity Thulo, Jimmy Nevis and Farah C Fortune are promoting the programme. Their credibility might inspire more learners to excel in maths and science.

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