Established in 2004, Marconi Beam Primary currently has 1 568 learners, who are primarily from the Joe Slovo informal settlement. Situated less than a kilometre away from their Montague Gardens offices and facilities, some Group employees decided to roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand by painting classrooms and an existing jungle gym, as well as cleaning the school grounds by removing litter and rubble.
“At Novus Holdings we believe in giving a hand up and not a hand-out. Making a positive difference in the communities in which we operate is always a priority for us. Every hand up contributes to making a change,” says Peter Metcalfe, Group Executive of Sales and Marketing at Novus Holdings, previously known as the Paarl Media Group.
With the school needing varied support, the Group’s involvement was focused on contributing towards sporting activities for the learners, ensuring that their break-time areas were safe and clean, and providing the Grade R classes with some essentials such as filled pencil cases, magazines and reel ends that can be used for child development in creativity and expression.
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Renovation of Centre