About half of matriculants who write mathematics fail the subject. This is a huge concern because mathematics performance has an impact on individual careers and ultimately the performance of the SA economy as a whole.
There are many factors that contribute to this poor performance. Geleza Tech founder and renowned mathematics coach Mothupi Kgopa identified a dire shortage of resources among poorer students as a big contributor to these results. When Mothupi shared his insights into the challenges as well as his vision for tackling them, the KaryKase team immediately decided to partner with Geleza in taking on this challenge.
The calculator donation initiative is an important first step in the fight to improve mathematics performance in SA.