Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.
It’s Tuesday afternoon on a dusty street of Kanana Park near Orange Farm in Gauteng. Fistos plays with other children until his mother calls him. Fistos doesn’t miss any communication with his mom, Cynthia Cutshwa (38). They understand each other.
Girls still in primary school are among the many learners who have become pregnant. This shocking update emerged during a consultative meeting facilitated by NACOSA, a network of civil society organisations working to turn the tide on HIV, Aids and TB.
LIMPOPO – Angry parents have pulled out their children out of the dilapidated and damaged Tshivhade Primary School after learning that it been removed from the list of Vuwani area schools to be renovated.
LIMPOPO – Rural parents who refuse to allow their disabled and intellectually impaired children to participate in sports derail their progress and rob them a chance to learn valuable life skills and possibly also block off career possibilities.