Van Schaik Publishers' donations to the University of Pretoria-Thuthuka Programme
By Sonnette Smith
Posted on 13 September 2011
Chanette Haasbroek, one of the UP-Thuthuka Programme Managers, hands over the UP-Thuthuka gift of appreciation to Leanne Martini, the Chief Executive Officer of Van Schaik Publishers in Hatfield.
The University of Pretoria gratefully acknowledged receipt of Van Schaik's very generous donation of textbooks for our UP-Thuthuka Programme's first year students of 2011.
The total retail price of the books donated amounted to R53 497 for 2011, or R1 495 per first year student, which is 49% of the total value of all the first year textbooks prescribed for the BCom (Accounting Sciences) degree.
The feedback from the Thuthuka students confirms that the textbooks, additional academic support and mentoring which the UP-Thuthuka Programme provides, has greatly contributed to their success thus far.
Van Schaik’s commitment and financial support is of importance to us in our mutual contribution towards the transformation of the accounting profession. Van Schaik has been involved in the Thuthuka Programme since 2007 through textbook donations.