Tech-Pro has been supporting Hands of Change charity organisation since beginning of 2015. Through Hands of Change, the Maropeng Primary School was selected as the beneficiary of the support.
The school is based in North West province in Ga-Rankuwa Township. The classes comprises of Grade R students through to Grade 7.
The annual prize giving ceremony took place at Maropeng Primary School on, 22 September 2015. The purpose of the awards day is to recognise the top performing students of the school from Grade 1 through to Grade 7.
The day began with the school’s drum majorettes welcoming visitors through the school gates. The drum majorettes looked sharp, neat and well synchronized in their school colours (brown and yellow). Visitors had to drive through the guard of honour formed by the drum majorettes. Soon after that, the students and guests were seated in the school’s shaded yard. The children opened the ceremony with a school prayer. Thereafter the children sang the national anthem and the school song.
The emcee of the day welcomed the parents, children and dignitaries. The dignitaries included representatives from the Gauteng Department of Education, Hands of Change organisation and Tech-Pro Company. Hands of Change organisation is a fund raising charity NPO organisation. They assist the school with fund raising. Tech-Pro is a specialist recruitment company who supports the school through sponsorships. Excitement was in the air for the children as they were the real VIPs’ of the day and they also had the opportunity to show their talents on stage. There were gumboot dancing, singing, poetry sessions, dancing and other different acts to keep everyone entertained.
After the entertainment, the awards began. The awards recognised students who were consistently top performers in the different subjects and in different grades during the 2015 calendar year. Each top winner was called by full name to the stage to receive their recognition certificate and medal. On stage the top performers had a photo opportunity with the dignitaries. Some of the students smiled proudly while others had tears of joy for the recognition. Proud parents also ran up on stage to experience the moment of joy with their children. The best of best performers were called up again on stage to receive their recognition certificates, medals and special trophies. The day ended with a lunch for all the guests and children taking photos with their parents’ phones.
The school’s principal, Mr L.J. Lamola, and his school leadership team have a commitment to produce top achievers in the school. The school’s vision is to prepare a solid foundation for the young leaners to be ready for the high school.
Some of our values at Tech-Pro are excellence and team-work. We are very proud to be a sponsor and partner with a school with same values and cares about the future of the young leaders.
‘Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give’, Ben Carson.
Here is a quick gallery of the event:
A set of the top achievers in Grade 6 and 7 with their awards
A set of the top achievers in Grade 7 with their awards
A set of the top achievers in Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 with their awards
The set-up at the Maropeng Primary School Awards cremenoy
The Tech-Pro Team (Left to right) Zach Mogotsi (Branch Manager), Tine Erasmus (Managing Director), and Kabelo Modiba (BDM)
Maropeng staff and our Branch Manager, Zach, awarding one of the top performing pupils on stage