Grade 12 ICT Students Get Boost From Volunteer Mentors

Over 150 Grade 12 students from mining communities across the country are developing much needed ICT skills through their participation in Google courses, with the support of over 130 volunteer mentors sourced from Anglo American’s employee base. The volunteer mentors have committed to spending at least one hour of their own time a month, to guide the students through the courses, supplied by Google as part of the ICT development project. The certificate courses include IT Support, UX/UI Design, Project Management and Data Analytics, which will equip the students with foundational IT skills.

The programme has set ambitious learner-focussed targets, including:


  • 90% of learners aged five meeting the minimum requirements for school readiness
  • 90% of grade 3 learners passing with at least 50% in Numeracy and Literacy
  • 75% of grade 6 learners passing with at least 50% in Mathematics and English First Additional Language
  • 90% matriculation pass rate, with a 50% university entrance
  • 65% of grade 12 learners passing with at least 50% in Mathematics