Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have announced that a project started in 2012 to give back to the community in the township of Orlando is bearing fruit.
At the time when the initiative was launched, Dr Irvin Khoza said: "It is from our involvement in the community that we know the difference that we can and should make when our young people are at their formative ages."
Pirates Learning Centre, an initiative designed to improve numeracy and literacy skills of children in Orlando, has a core goal of raising educational standards in that area which falls in line with the national curriculum.
Nonetheless, the club have announced that strides are being made after a recent event was hosted in which success stories produced from the project were presented to potential sponsors.
Bucs' official Twitter account posted: "The Pirates Learning Centre in partnership with @AcerAfrica hosted an event aimed at unlocking the potential for high school student sponsorship.
"With varied potential sponsors in attendance, the OPLC aim was to share the results of their programs, highlighting the top performing kids.
"Dichaba Mabizela, one of the many success stories of the OPLC program, who recently returned from London, addressed the gathered delegation.
"Moss Nkonyane, Chief Director for Gauteng Department of Education was vocal in his support of the work done by the OPLC."