Sasol Report to Society 2020 - Book - Page 83
79 practitioners from
74 centres are being supported
towards an ECD level 4 qualification
which is the minimal formal
Over the years we have been supporting teachers
to improve their teaching skills in STEM
education. 46 teachers were trained and
supported in our in-service Mathematics and
Science teacher programmes.
To address the acute shortages of teachers,
22 students were funded to train as STEM
teachers and on completion of their studies they
are expected to be in our employment in and
around the public schools in our fenceline areas.
One the ways in which we try to attract learners
to participate in STEM subjects is through
incentivising excellent performance. Sasol in
partnership with the provincial department of
education in Mpumalanga and Gauteng awarded
financial rewards to 111 learners who
got distinctions in
Mathematics and Science in the
Gert Sibande District .
74 centres that
5 380 learners are supported through
our STEM learners support.
More than 26 000 learners attended
Sasol TechnoX. The week-long event ensured
more than 900 local jobs were created for the
unemployed youth and local SMME from
Over the past two years, Sasol partnered with the African
Farmer’s Association of South Africa (AFASA) to empower
small-scale farmers by upskilling and sharing farming
expertise. About 120 farmers went through a
three-month vegetable production and business
development training programme.
Through the artisan programme which we fund,
57 unemployed youth have undergone a trade
test for plumbing from Gert Sibande TVET College. This will
enable them to be self-employed in the skills which are
required by the community.
95 unemployed youth are currently undergoing a
work integrated learning programme in Road Traffic
management, safety and security and waste management.
17 youth skills development centres have
been launched in the Gert Sibande District assisting youth
with various portable skills.
To date over
45 000 youth have benefitted.
Sasol In Society: 2020 Report