Multi-media centre for Xikundu Village

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A connected multi-media centre is set to change the lives of the learners of Mayeke Higher Primary School in Xikundu Village - just outside Limpopo.

The learners will on Monday receive the multi-media centre which hosts about 21 computers for the 500 learner capacity school.

The computers are donated by the cellular phone giant, MTN, at the behest of the late Minister for Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane, as part of his efforts to bring in technology development for learners in the rural village.

Chabane who passed away in March 2015 - had adopted the school and became its patron with the aim of bringing advancement to the school and its learners.

The centre will be named after the late Minister’s father, Ettian Tshabane, a staunch educator, committed public servant and one of the primary school pioneers who also served the longest as its principal.

Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, who will unveil the centre, will also hand over school uniforms to selected learners from disadvantaged backgrounds within the community and books for the school.

The Minister will then join frontline service officials in Saselamani Stadium, as they bring various services to the community of Xikundu as part of government’s Batho Pele Programme. 

Residents of Xikundu and surroundings will receive public services, information and interventions from various departments including Home Affairs, Health, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), and the Government Pension Fund.

They will also have the opportunity to engage with the frontline officials from these service delivery institutions and receive first-hand information on how to access public services in a quicker and more efficient manner.

‘Batho Pele- putting people first’ programme is aimed at responding to service delivery challenges experienced by citizens in their communities.

It also puts emphasis on making public services more accessible and also serves as a strategic vehicle that enables the government to interact with citizens in its quest to both improve and accelerate public service provision in support of the priorities of government. –