Pirates launch learning centre
ORLANDO Pirates have formed a partnership with the government and a top information technology company to promote community cohesion, education and lifelong learning.
Speaking at the launch in Orlando last week, chairman Irvin Khoza commended the department of basic education and the club's information technology partner Acer for helping make this initiative a success.
The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre, at Orlando Stadium, is designed to improve children's numeracy and literacy skills.
"This initiative adds to Orlando Pirates' long-standing tradition of community development," said Khoza. "This is our contribution to improve education and ensure we produce bright future leaders. We plan to expand the centres in other parts of the country."
The centre will also provide children with supplementary lessons for their school curriculum from 2013 with a focus on maths, science and English.