As part of his award, the Vodacom Foundation sponsored Farouk with a fully equipped ICT centre to donate to a historically-disadvantaged school of his choice in a rural area.
Sixty of our country’s best young mathematicians were invited to an Olympiad camp in December 2016 at the University of Stellenbosch, where after the group was trimmed down to 21 high school pupils for the April camp in Cape Town.
Pupils now have access to the computers so that they can work on their school projects and do research after hours and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
The staff and management of the school extend their thanks and appreciation to everyone who contributed towards the success of the event.
The innovative initiative was welcomed by the school.
Recently, Cllr Simphiwe Mncube lent his support to this initiative, accompanying representatives to Kwabinabakubo and InquNqulu High Schools where 310 packs were distributed.
This special occasion should also serve as a time to celebrate the ‘classroom mum’, who in addition to being a teacher, also provides her pupils with warmth, care, guidance and an abundance of love.
DHS governing body chairman, Mr Winston Owen, commented on the fact that despite Mr Pinheiro having spent 23 years at their ‘rival’ school, his laudable track record speaks for itself.
The event proved to be highly successful as parents, teachers and pupils enjoyed the fun-filled day at school.
The brick and mortar buildings radiate years of the school’s history. The road to the school was named Hopelands Road after Annie Hope, daughter of William Hartley, who the school was named after.
The enthusiastic librarian has been a reading role model to many pupils and wants to promote culture, where reading for pleasure is encouraged and supported.