Pirates plan more learning centres
Posted: 2 October 2017 Time: 18:25
Orlando Pirates plan to open two more 'learning centres' as part of their community outreach work.
According to Pirates, over 6500 youngsters from 21 different schools have benefitted from their flagship learning centre, which was established in Orlando in 2012.
The facility helps needy children with their homework and teaches job skills to unemployed youth amongst other functions.
“The centre change my life and saved many lives in the community by keeping children away from the streets. School children visit the centre every day after school to learn and conquer the world. We are helping them with our skills and also giving back to the community,” Gift Mbambo, a recent attendee at an 'IT Essentials' programme who volunteers at the centre, told Bucs' website.
A second centre has been set up in Ratanda near Heidelberg, with a third and fourth earmarked for Free State and KwaZulu-Natal respectively in 2017.