School gets new media centre, thanks to former beauty queen

Yoliswa Sobuwa

BETHELSDORP Comprehensive High School in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas is boasting a new media centre, thanks to assistance given by former Miss PE Beverley Strydom.

Strydom, 42, said she realised the school needed a media centre to ensure a brighter technological future for its pupils.

Now an account manager at information technology company DataCentrix, Strydom attended Gelvandale primary and high schools and felt this was a means for her to plough back into her community.

“I grew up in Gelvandale and we never had such opportunities. I decided to use the contacts I had to make a difference in pupils’ lives,” she said. “Through my IT [information technology] work, I saw that there was a need to set up a media centre for this school.”

The centre has Wi-Fi connectivity, a printer and fax machine and 24 tablets.

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