Image: Kabira Akoob, PPC CSI Manager handing over the lab
Image: Kabira Akoob, PPC CSI Manager handing over the lab

BHISHO - PPC has recently handed over another of its flagship Mobile Science and IT Labs to Molly Blackburn High School. 

The mobile lab, an ideal alternative for underprivileged schools such as this one, incorporates both technology and the science equipment needed to conduct experiments covered in the high school science syllabus. 
 Excited grade 9, 10 and 11 pupils at Molly Blackburn were direct beneficiaries of the initiative. Puplis enjoyed the demonstration of “science in action”. 

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A major development in the ongoing rollout of the PPC Mobile Science and IT Lab initiative has been the company’s collaboration with project partner Diebold Nixdorf. Jean Christophe Bouche, Diebold Nixdorf’s Managing Director for East and Southern Africa, explained that the company is committed to contributing to youth development through this initiative: “Education is a powerful tool for youth development and pivotal to transforming the economy. We are very proud to be part of the handover today.”
PPC also partnered with government, as well as other corporate stakeholders to assist with other critical infrastructure needed at this school. These include the Hip Hope Foundation, the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Mineral Resources.
With measurable impact another critical aspect of the programme, PPC’s memorandum of understanding with the Department of Basic Education enables the company to monitor outputs of each and every lab. This speaks directly PPC’s short to medium-term plan of offering bursaries to deserving matriculants from participating schools who want to pursue PPC-related careers.
“As a legacy brand, celebrating 125 years in existence, PPC wants to leave an equally lasting legacy in communities across the country one that demonstrates that there’s far more to us as a brand. We’re excited to be working with our partners to make this initiative a reality, shaping the futures of our children in a positive and meaningful way,” concluded Kabira Akoob, CSI manager of PPC.