- Four school pupils have received a chance to visit Harvard
- They won the opportunity through an essay writing challenge
- The group is expected back in early August
Four talented pupils have traveled to Harvard University in the United States for a two-week-long educational programme initiated by the University of Limpopo.
Learners from twelve schools around Limpopo were given various topics to write essays on. The best two learners were selected in the first phase. They then went through to phase two where they were given further writing assignments.
Refentse Mamabolo from Bjatladi High school, Marcia Sehlapelo from Frans Mohala High school, Thabiso Matjoko and Monicca Maponya both from Mountainview High school emerged victorious.
The rural innovation hub spearheaded by Dr Chris Burnam, Alida Van Wyk and Cuzette Du Plessis from the University of Limpopo assisted the pupils with acquiring passports and Visa.
"The learners are being orientated on how Harvard works, the programmes offered and also taught essential life skills. Our wish is for the initiative to happen every year," said Masethulela Magagane, from the Limpopo Department of Education.
The trip ends on 4 August with the pupils expected back on home the next day.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the school children of Banaso Presby School were photographed moulding blocks with mud to construct their own classroom despite the government's claim that it's making provision for quality education in the country.
In a photo that has gained attention social media, pupils are seen moulding blocks to build their school.
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