It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to health precautions during this outbreak times of COVID-19, at PYMA we value the safety of our learners, staff and partners.
Following the recent precautionary measures of the novel Coronavirus that is termed #COVID19, PYMA has strategized on a vast plethora of Online initiatives that will aid its beneficiaries to benefit from Online Resources while studying at home during the holidays. In light to what the President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Monday 16 March 2020, PYMA (Phakamani Young Minds Academy) has been obligated to put all programmes to a halt, taking into cognizance the fact that as PYMA we value safety as one of our key qualities, especially among beneficiaries and stakeholders that we work with. The organisation has considered aspects of how we can aid our beneficiaries through online information sharing while they are at home. We have strategized on sharing links online for Parents to access resources via our social media platforms for example OLICO Maths Education and Department of Education resources. This is because we believe that our beneficiaries have a right to still access education despite the recent milieu. In this new era of digitization, we believe it is also valuable to share information across various online educational spaces.
More so, we also know that many of our students including PYMA Grade 12s come from under resourced communities, however as an organisation, we have structured Online platforms that will enable PYMA Tutors to aid our Grade 12 learners in specific subjects through information sharing, such as distributing previous years question papers on the PYMA WhatsApp group. We believe that all the Grade 12s will be assisted through these platforms so that they can keep-up with their schoolwork and excel well by the end of the year 2020. We will also continue sharing online information on how to keep safe and maintain good hygiene practices especially during this dire circumstances. We hope to keep our learners motivated until everything normalises.
We also urge our community of friends to continue to adhere to the General hygiene rules:
- Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule). You can also use the sanitizers you’ll find around the office (will be made available)
- Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.
- Open the windows regularly to ensure open ventilation.
- Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.
Remember to take care of yourself and others!!!