H.F. Tlou Secondary School and Bosabosele Primary Schools have received R150 000 each from the Motsepe Foundation.
The prizes were given to the two schools on Thursday at the Shekinah Tabernacle Church in Tlhabane township near Rustenburg.
North West Education and Sport Spokesperson, Freddy Sepeng, said that the cash prizes would be used to better the schools as they intend building a library and a toilet block for ladies.
Precious Motsepe, CEO of the Motsepe Foundation, said the two schools received the prizes because they are North West’s top performing schools and the foundation thought it best to reward them for their efforts.
Motsepe says that her foundation has pledged to donate over R120 million to schools over a period of ten years to offer support in music and sports. She further added that the organization has issued over 90 bursaries to learners in the past and looks to partner with high performing schools and top learners in the province in the future.
Patrice Motsepe, who was at the event said “Let us try to give back every time and we should teach our children to do so. We are always inspired by our communities and churches who contribute towards development of the society. We have about a large number of children who make us proud and are studying at the best universities in the country. We give them bursaries which are not loans and after completing we only expect them to give back to their communities.”
The Motsepe Foundation indicated that next year they will choose different schools.