This Friday we are pushing our FutureFund up a gear to highlight an important but not always obvious issue.
Join us live on East Coast Radio from 6am to 9am as we broadcast from Westmead Secondary School.
Not only have we moved the needle on science practical learning experiences with our innovative Science2Go programme which is now set to reach more schools and more learners with the second vehicle on the road already, BUT we are tackling the issue of calculators.
Our studies have revealed that up to 70% of learners in Grades 10 to 12 in our rural and township schools are studying maths and preparing for exams without a personal scientific calculator.
So we partnered with MAHLE, Seartec and Maths@Sharp to put calculators in the hands of learners.
For every R200 raised we will supply a calculator and Seartec will match that. So TWO for the price of ONE!
Join us as we create opportunity and inspire future maths leaders!
Seartec has partnered with CASME for their exciting new FutureFund campaign which aims to raise R2 million to put 10,000 brand new state of the art Sharp calculators into the hands of learners.
Research has demonstrated that a calculator for personal use with training and support can improve learner performance in mathematics. At least 15% of the maths exam can be answered quickly using a good scientific calculator. With the knowledge that many learners don't have a calculator the mark allocations for these questions are low. But, if you don’t have a scientific calculator you are going to spend a lot of time answering very low mark questions, which sets you up to not being able to answer higher mark questions that don’t need a calculator.
Research also shows that maths marks predict future income. It’s not difficult to see why. If you perform better in grade 11 and 12, you are more likely to be accepted into university (and earn a bursary) and thus get a better paying job. If we want to improve South Africa’s economy we need to start producing strong maths students and results from all walks of life.
Each set of calculators will be accompanied by a workshop, so that not only do these students have access to the right tools, they can use them effectively too. And of course, if we surpass our goal, we will keep going until we run out of money.
We want to reward you for getting involved so:
Teachers – the school that raises the most money towards the #FutureFund will also get 40 calculators of their choice.
Companies – donate more than R20 000 and choose to nominate the school they are sent to.
CASME is an NPO so you will also receive a tax certificate for supporting this worthy cause. We will also send you a picture of the students with their calculators so that you can see the positive impact you have made on them.
There are 3 easy ways to give.
1. Scan the QR code with the Zapper app from your phone and choose the amount you want to donate, R10, R25 or R50 or choose your own amount
2. Click through to the CASME Future Fund campaign page at GivenGain here:
3. Donate directly through our PayFast cause page using any credit, debit card, instant EFT or even Bitcoin. Get there by following the link from this page here: