Peermont promotes public speakingMarch 28th, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: hotels, social
Two General Smuts High School learners, Tiro Monnakgotla and Nthabiseng Sello had good reason to “blow their own Vuvuzela’s” on Saturday, March 24 when they won the junior and senior sections of the third annual Peermont School Support Programme (PSSP) Public Speaking Competition at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.
These two learners were awarded trophies for their schools and also won a laptop. The PSSP’s Human Rights campaign creates awareness of rights and responsibilities and the country’s Constitution among learners in the supported schools, and links this to effective communication and excellence.
Each of the seven supported schools hosted internal competitions to select a junior and senior champion to represent them at the final event, produced Human Rights posters and their press teams documented the process. This initiative is part of the R40-million, five year PSSP programme to develop centres of excellence around public high schools and their feeder primary schools in the Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng areas.
Pictured above are (from left): winner Tiro Monnakgotla; Peermont Corporate Affairs and CSI executive Vusi Zwane; Peermont non-executive director and the driving force behind the programme Clifford Elk; and winner Nthabiseng Sello.
The Peermont group of hotels, resorts and casinos has a number of CSI initiatives that promote education.
(Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep).