• R10 000 BDO School Quiz book donation revitalises Babanango school

R10 000 BDO School Quiz book donation revitalises Babanango school

18 August 2016

Every year, the quiz champions nominate a deserving school of their choice to receive the book donation. This year, the winning team from Crawford College La Lucia selected Klwana Combined School near Babanango because the two schools have been working together for the past two and a half years.

“This is a huge boost for our school,” said a delighted Thamie Dludla, principal of Klwana which has 788 learners from Grade R to Grade 12, including 120 boarders.

“We aim for academic excellence which is why 70% of our learners travel to us from as far afield as Vryheid, Eshowe and Empangeni. However, we face many challenges. The school has no library, only reading corners in the pre and prep schools. We also have no laboratories or computers and insufficient text books and teacher resources.”

At the presentation ceremony in the Klwana school hall, Sumesh Somaroo, audit and assurance partner at BDO Durban, stressed the importance of the book donation as an integral part of the annual school quiz which aimed to broaden the knowledge of the participants and motivate them to aspire to excellence.

“This objective can be extended to the recipients of the book donation. We hope that the learners of Klwana School will now have renewed motivation to focus on their studies and aim for outstanding academic results on their path to a university education and a rewarding career.”

Kash Dass from co-sponsor, Books & Books said that it was a pleasure to be part of such an initiative when one saw the excitement and appreciation of the teachers and learners who would benefit from the books.

The BDO Inter-School Quiz, now in its seventh year, enables four Grade 10 and 11 learners from schools in greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg to test their general knowledge skills against one another. The winners of four regional rounds compete for the championship title.