Empowering Learning: Daimler Truck Southern Africa donates computer lab to Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation.

  • Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) continues its relationship with Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation (Phelindaba MSI SOS) with the donation of computer equipment and a fully refurbished computer lab.
  • DTSA remains passionate about education in South Africa and continues to seek opportunities to make a lasting impact to the lives of learners and teachers of Phelindaba MSI SOS.

PRETORIA - On 14 June 2024, Daimler Truck Southern Africa officially opened The Computer Lab at Phelindaba MSI SOS in Atteridgeville. The computer lab is now equipped with computers, screens as well as a projector and screen for the teacher. The need for a donation towards the computer lab was established in 2023 when DTSA visited the school to hand over Mathematical and English handbooks and study guides to learners and teachers.

This year employees of DTSA also got involved with the initiative through the company’s Employee Volunteer Programme by helping with the repainting of the classroom and setting up of computer equipment. DTSA remains a committed partner to Phelindaba MSI SOS and will continue to actively seek opportunities to support the school and learners in future. 

Phelindaba MSI SOS is a no-fee, public high school, specialising in Maths, Science, and ICT. They currently have 1526 learners enrolled and apart from government funding, they mostly rely on sponsorships and donations to uphold quality education for their learners.

“Last year we communicated our need for computers for our computer lab to DTSA and we are extremely thankful to the company for taking this request to heart. Little over a year later the brand-new computer lab was opened for our learners and we are confident that it will enhance the educational experience for our learners and teachers and equip them with much needed computer skills.” Simon Tsotetsi, Principal of Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation.

“Education is a fundamental human right and the pathway to a brighter future in South Africa. We live in a digital era, but the reality is that many schools in South Africa are still lacking basic educational material let alone computers. Last year we donated handbooks and study guides to learners of Phelindaba MSI SOS and this year we shifted our focus to the donation of a computer lab for the school as we believe that computers offer many benefits to learners and
teachers and ensure that essential computer literacy skills are acquired in preparation for tertiary education and the workplace one day.” Maretha Gerber, President and Group CEO, Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

As always, DTSA wishes Phelindaba MSI SOS and its learners all the best for the remainder of the 2024 school year and look forward to positive feedback about the new computer lab.

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Daimler Truck Southern Africa at a glance
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Truck Southern Africa together with its brands provide an optimal experience, expertise, and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. Its comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore, TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.