Digital Hospitality Curriculum Programme
Sun International has been involved in numerous projects focused on the upgrading of schools in communities that are directly and indirectly affected by its operations. The natural progression from renovating and providing Hospitality Classrooms with new appliances has been to ensure that every Hospitality Studies learner in grade 10, 11 and 12 has access to a hospitality curriculum online. The project (referred to as the Digital Hospitality Curriculum Programme) was developed in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and is now available to every teacher and learner via mobile devices and in the Sun International-sponsored Hospitality classrooms.
The Maslow Time Square
The Mamelodi East Pre-Vocational School was established to provide vocational studies to leaners of Mamelodi who have learning deficiencies. This school has achieved remarkable success with limited resources and has the following centres: hospitality/consumer, sewing, hairdressing, metal/welding and motor mechanics. Started in 2018, The Maslow Time Square invested R537 070 to refurbish each of these centres in three phases.
The Sci-Com Foundation is an organisation that runs the Saturday School and Holiday Project to help disadvantaged learners improve their grade 10 to 12 results and go on to register at a tertiary institution. The foundation’s objective is to give the learners a solid grounding in maths and natural sciences at an early stage. About 89% of the learners who participated in the programme attained university entrance, and the number of distinctions averaged at four per learner.
In 2018, GrandWest supported the African Institute for Mathematical Science Schools Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC) with a tutoring project for Kulani High School in Langa, Cape Town. The project enabled learners from grades 10 to 12 to receive extra tutorage by AIMSSEC masters’ students, resulting in an increased matric pass rate of 87%. AIMSSEC trained the masters’ students, provided training material for each mathematical session, arranged for transport for the learners and evaluated and provided project feedback.