As part of the Growsmart - an initiative by Growthpoint Properties project, Byers Security supported the 3rd place 2014 winners, Palm Park Primary, with a donation of library books to the value of R5000. Niel Rossouw and Lynn Consul from Byers Security met with the Headmaster and the Learners to do the handover. Learn more about this amazing initiative and how to get involved! www.growsmart.org.za
Growsmart in a nutshell - Why literacy?
Poor literacy has wide-ranging negative effects. It disempowers people. It influences quality of life, education, careers, future prospects and participation in society. The Western Cape Department of Education is determined to improve the literacy levels of learners in both primary and high schools, but they need support from families, communities and the private sector.
Growsmart aims to promote the importance of a skill that can positively impact the direction of a child's life, and to support those who teach that skill.
In 2009 Growthpoint Properties decided to make a corporate social investment in education. The result was Growsmart, an initiative to support the Western Cape Education Department in helping to improve literacy levels in primary schools. Today, six Growthpoint shopping centres in the Western Cape are actively involved in Growsmart. They are Longbeach Mall, The Constantia Village, Golden Acre, Middestad Mall, MontClare Place and Picbel Parkade.