Cisco grants generous scholarships for King’s School, Nottingham Road
Cisco grants generous scholarships for King’s School, Nottingham Road, to create a new generation of global problem solvers
Through a generous donation from Cisco, an USA company with significant operations in South Africa, seven Grade 4 children from the Midlands area are now attending King’s school in Nottingham Road.
The Cisco Foundation Charitable Trust focuses particularly on advancing educational opportunities for previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa. As a worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, the Cisco Foundation chose to invest in these local and talented children to enable them to achieve their full potential as future game changers.
King’s school caters for children from Grade 00 to Grade 7 and many children graduate from King’s to attend top schools including Michaelhouse, Wykeham Collegiate and Grace College. King’s has had a profound history of liberal education and was described by Alan Paton as an ideal South African school.
The school is also one of a handful of WESSA Eco-School champions entering its fourteenth year as an eco-school and consistently excels with its environmental action projects and integration of environmental learning within the curriculum.
The children receiving this scholarship come from a variety of local schools and all of them are delighted to be boarding at King’s. ‘I think the teachers are really kind and there are lots of sports’ said an enthusiastic Shehzaad Syed. ‘I love the trees and plants here, and the friendly dogs’ said Samantha Koen with a big smile. The school caters to day scholars, weekly boarders and full boarders. ‘It’s very healthy here, with no junk food allowed’ announced Angel Nxumalo.
The seven children are having to adjust to boarding school life and are coping admirably by spending lots of time swimming, playing netball and enjoying reading. With such a great start to their new school year there is no limit to the potential of these fortunate youngsters.