R1.4m was spent on transforming the decrepit Makazole Mampipi’s deteriorating school.
The school Makazole Mapimpi attended as a young boy in the Eastern Cape was revamped and handed over to the community on Monday.
The school the 2023 Rugby World Cup champion Makazole Mapimpi attended when he was just a boy was given a R1.4 million facelift and handed back to the community on Monday, 29 January, TshisaLIVE reported.
WOW! MAKAZOLE MAPIMPI’S OLD SCHOOL REVAMPED
Makazole Mapimpi’s old school Jim Mvabaza Senior Secondary School in Twecu, Tsholomnqa which is located in the Eastern Cape was handed to the community after it was revamped. Four class rooms, two offices, ablution facilities, and a courtyard were revamped.
Buco’s Marketing Manager Boitumelo Mphelo said they were pleased to lend a helping hand and see the project come to life. “We are here today to hand over the keys of the new building of Mapimpi’s secondary school. We partnered up with Ryobi with building supplies and building materials to the school kids. As Buco, we love building communities and stand for education,” Mphelo said.
She also revealed that the pupils were also sponsored with stationery. Meanwhile, At the handover, the principal at Jim Mvabaza Senior Secondary School said he believes teaching will now be “conducive” because the old school was just too “congested”. “I can see the difference now,” he said.
MORE ABOUT THE RENOVATED SCHOOL
Richard Stevens, the Financial Director at Ryobi Africa said their role that was played in the project was to sponsor and find the funds to rebuild the school. “It was a great honour and a great privilege to work with the community. It was really eye-opening,” Stevens said.
“When Ryobi embarked on the task of telling Springbok Makazole Mapimpi’s life story, we didn’t just want it to end there. We wanted to make a tangible difference for the people of Twecu, where the two-time world champion grew up,” Ryobi Africa wrote on Instagram.
“We decided to renovate his previously dilapidated alma mater, Jim Mvabaza Senior Secondary School, to restore the previously unusable classrooms into a place where learners could thrive,” Ryobi Africa continued.
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