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CHEQUE THIS OUT: Office Management and Technology students with the impressive donation made to The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust.

THROUGH sheer hard work and dedication CPUT students have managed to raise almost R60 000 for charitable causes.

CLASSROOM PRACTICES: A teacher training programme developed by the Centre for Multigrade Education is proving to be a huge success.

South Africa’s largest multigrade teacher training programme, spearheaded by CPUT academics, is changing the face of teaching.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

CPUT lends school a helping hand

MEASURING UP: A Clothing Management student takes the measurements of a learner from the WD Hendricks Primary School.

Grade R learners from WD Hendricks Primary School are set to go down in the school’s history books thanks to CPUT Clothing Management students.

GIVING BACK: The third-year Radiography students poses with their lecturer, Saaiga Ismail (far left holding the yellow poster), displaying posters which depict activities done during  their community outreach projects.

“To develop and sustain an empowering environment where, through teaching, learning and scholarship students and staff, in partnership with the community and industry, are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development.”

This is the motto CPUT prides itself in, and a group of third-year Radiography students recently did well to uphold this noble vision.

Grade 7 learners from Fish Hoek's Sun Valley Primary, listen to an Industrial Design student share his academic experiences, during their tour on the Cape Town campus.

For the first time in CPUT’s history, the institution hosted 235 primary school learners for an educational campus tour in early August. Staff members of eight departments namely - Marketing; Jewellery, Fashion, Industrial and Graphic Design; Somatology; Environmental Health and Management; Food Technology; Civil Engineering; Horticulture and Analytical Chemistry - on both the Cape Town and Bellville campuses, welcomed Grade 6 and 7 learners from the Sun Valley Primary School, Fish Hoek into their lecture rooms and laboratories.

Cape Town has been short-listed as one of three cities vying for the prestigious World Design Capital in 2014 title. Great news for the city, and for CPUT, given the university’s involvement in a proposed design and informatics hub as part of the bid. Dr Chris Nhlapo is tremendously excited by the news. The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Innovation Research & Partnerships says this latest development will add impetus to CPUT’s dream of establishing a Design Park and Innovation Hub (DPIH) in the East City and give a global profile to the excellent work of the Faculty of Informatics and Design. (FID)

It’s a sad fact that more money is spent on upgrading rugby fields at urban schools than is spent on all the educational needs of most children in rural areas. This neglect of South Africa’s rural poor has prompted CPUT’s Education Faculty and African stationery giant Waltons to join forces. While this budding partnership is still in its infancy, it has already resulted in every child in two of the poorest schools in the province receiving all the stationery they need to make learning possible and fun.

Learners at Bergrivier Primary School in Wellington unpack their "toolboxes" filled with stationery, donated by Waltons in alliance with CPUT's Education Faculty.