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Victory Media Consult Launches Operation Teach For Free

By Victor Nyakey, Durban South Africa
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A Durban based media company, Victory Media Consult, as part of its corporate social responsibility, has launched an educational project dubbed “Operation Teach For Free”.

According to the organizers of the programme, Operation Teach For Free will help improve the academic performance of learners in disadvantaged schools across South Africa.

In order to roll out this project effectively, Victory Media Consult is currently seeking applications from interested persons who have the passion to help a school without financial rewards. The company is also calling on individuals, groups and humanitarian organizations worldwide to support its activities through the provision of boxes of chalk for writing, mathematical sets, calculators, exercise books, pens and pencils which will be handed out to beneficiary schools..

A director of VMC, EdinahNyakey – Wallace in an interview with the press said, “We are duly registered with Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC) and the South African Revenue Services (SARS). We know the important role formal education plays in the development of every country. Mathematicians, Engineers, Medical practitioners and Actuaries have all passed through the schooling system, hence the need to strengthen the educational systems.”

She also articulated the need for all people to rise to the occasion to help one another adding, “Operation Teach For Free on its own cannot entirely help in achieving a hundred percent quality education but a step in the right direction for others to emulate. Whether poor or rich you have a role to play in the life of others. Together, we can make education affordable and accessible.

EdinahNyakey - Wallace lamented over the lack of adequate resources and therefore asked corporate organizations to support VMC volunteers with incentive packages to enable them deliver their services effortlessly.

The Gauteng provincial directorof Victory Media Consult, Rowland Robert Agbenaza, stressed the need for parents to be more involved in the education of their children since the home serves as the first phase of the child’s learning environment and appealed to all and sundry to support the project in order to make it a success.

Recent Projects:Excerpts from the company’s profile made available to newsmen read: “Victory Media Consult has recruited volunteer - teachers who worked at RSB Ditle Independent Primary School, Leyden Village Bakenburg - Mokopane in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

On January 29, 2015, around 17:14 hours, Victory Media Consult received a distress letter from the principal of Kwatate Secondary School in Highflats – a rural school in the province of Kwazulu-Natal of the Republic of South Africa. According to the principal, the poor school is currently struggling from lack of adequate teachers, a situation which results in the abysmal academic performance of students in the area. In response to the plight of the school community, VMC is inviting applications from interested persons who are willing to volunteer and serve in the community as teachers. It is hoped that this effort will help improve the academic performance of the school.

Also on VMC’s volunteering project is Klwana Combined Public School, a remote school under the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. Victory Media Consult board chairman and educator, Victor Nyakey together with other volunteers have been frequenting that school to teach mathematics and physical sciences. The companyhas also posted an international volunteer who is currently teaching agricultural sciences and mathematics while living at the school premises. Victory Media Consult in consultation with the management of Klwana Combined Public School will start a staff development programme to equip teachers in the poor rural school with new teaching techniques so as to improve academic performance.

Also in Ghana West Africa, VMC has been working with Emmanuel Preparatory and its subsidiary schools, under the Keta municipality, as well as St Peter’s School Complex in the Ketu North District of the Volta region.”

Affiliation:The statement continues: “In partnership with BIG START TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, a 100% black owned South African environmental management firm, VMC runs a training programme in waste management. Qualifications offered by BIG START are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA).”

“VICTORY MEDIA CONSULT, in corporation with Ghanaian based SESEL CONSULTING SERVICES LTD, is presently recruiting volunteers and interns for various educational, health, media, agricultural institutions and companies in Ghana West Africa and South Africa. The aforementioned companies are making progress in this area. It is hoped that this partnership will help many contribute to community development. The Ghana office is located in Accra, Santa Maria, friends Junction.” The business summary concluded.

In his thanksgiving message to VMC volunteers for their selfless support, the acting principal of Klwana Combined Public school, Mr. I. T. Dudla, has also urged learners of his school to take formal education seriously since it is the key to success. He also advised them to eschew all forms of indiscipline and immorality. Instead, he encouraged students to emulate the good examples of their role models and aim higher in life.

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