It was an exciting day of debate and engagement on Saturday 11th March, when learners from across the Eastern Cape province participated in the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s school debate on the 2017 ‘State of the Province’ address in Bhisho at the Provincial Legislature.
African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL) interacted with learners at the career exhibition and also sponsored prizes of tablets for three of the debate winners; learners who enthralled all present with their exceptional communication and debate skills, and inspired their peers.
AMSOL’s HR Executive Nceba Mfini: “As the leading employer of South African seafarers, we are actively involved in supporting and promoting leadership development at secondary level, and encouraging maritime awareness. This professionally organized event gave us an opportunity to do just that and we have been impressed by the level of talent amongst the learners.”
Since 2016, AMSOL has actively supported two high schools in East London – Ngwenyathi Secondary School and George Randell High School – who are now offering Maritime Economics and Nautical Science to Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners.
African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL) is a specialist solutions provider and partner to clients who operate in marine environments. As a South African owned market leader, AMSOL is the only marine solutions provider in the region that is employee and management owned, and is a catalyst for economic empowerment and shared value creation. AMSOL provides safe and sustainable marine solutions to clients on the African continent and in the Indian Ocean Island region. The company delivers marine solutions to high international standards and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified by DNV-GL.
In driving support for maritime education and awareness, AMSOL has funded the development of the first Grade 10 – 12 Maritime Economics Textbooks by entrepreneur and educator Mrs Balungile Masuku, and also sponsored the development of a maritime education website (www.maritimesa.org) developed by maritime educator and journalist Mr Brian Ingpen, who established the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School as a center for excellence in secondary level maritime education.
Contact: Clare Gomes +27 82 909 2025