Sport equipment donation to Jiyana Secondary School learners’ - needed impetus in realising the school’s vision

19 July 2019

Tembisa based Jiyana Secondary School’s vision: “shaping our tomorrow today” was given impetus this morning as Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture donated sporting equipment empowering the school with needed resources to increase their  participation in sport.

Addressing the school learners and the community of Tembisa, Deputy Minister reminded them that the school’s vision entrust the school learners with a responsibility of being conscious about what they do daily which will shape their tomorrow in a significant and improved way because of what they choose to do today.
As such, it is important for learners to be appreciative of what is given to them in an effort  to make a difference in their lives and that  they use such resources meaningfully and impactfully.

Conveying her school’s gratitude for what the department of Sports, Arts and Culture has done, the principal of Jiyana Secondary School’s Ms. Christian Serumula said:” I am joyful and  very happy with all the sporting equipment that we have been given. We have been performing well in netball and chess but soccer was declining because we did not have the amenities and  the resources. Now that we have been donated with the sporting equipment, I know we will continue to improve in our sporting codes. I am thankful to our learners who are giving us a good name and thankful to the parents and the community who continue to support us in our school endeavours.”

The Jiyana Secondary School boasts an impressive track record both academically and in sport. The Deputy Minister acknowledged the school’s achievements to date and encouraged the school learners to continue to participate in sport because participation in physical activity will help learners to perform better academically.

Deputy Minister concluded: “Be physically active to become smart in class and this could be where one of your talents is and who knows you could be the next Caster Semenya, Thembi Kgatlana, Kagiso Rabada, Luvuyo Nyonga, Bongiwe Msomi  or Thembinkosi Lorch.”