The BI is an active supporter of Equal Education, an NGO based in Cape Town, which is in the forefront of the campaign for good education for all South African children. We were therefore delighted to welcome the Equal Education team when they visited our remote area to see for themselves the state of rural schools and to discuss the problems facing teachers and learners.

 

 

EE explained their campaign and court case for Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure and they distributed information pamphlets for parents as well as a petition for learners, teachers, parents and community members to sign.  We visited 3 schools in our neighbouring villages and this is what we found.

                                                                                 No teacher, no lessons…….                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                    Not even the basics for teaching and learning….

                                                                           A classroom, a kitchen and the only toilet    

Shameful conditions