Sometimes in campaigns you need good surprises. Two days ago Equal Education (EE) received a very nice surprise. In our mailbox huge stuffed A4 envelopes began to appear. These were packed with petitions signed and collected in schools in and around Soweto.
It was inspiring for the staff, volunteers and members to realise that people in Gauteng are as passionate about this campaign as the members in Cape Town.
With these new arrivals, and the petitions collected recently in the Eastern Cape, we are about half-way to our target of 100,000.
It seems that the man behind this amazing work in Soweto is Mr. L.B. Jacobs, a District Director in the Gauteng Education Department. He sent a letter to all schools in his district which said:
"It is our dream to ensure that each and every school should have a fully-fledged and functional school library with a full-time teacher librarian. Equal Education supports this vision.
To support the campaign, schools are requested to duplicate the petition as per the attached copy and to let learners, parents and educators sign…
Let us be positive and support this campaign. Things may change for the better."
Mr. Jacobs is a reminder to all of us of the fact that there are people in the national and provincial departments of education who are dedicated to the improvement and change of South Africa's education system. EE is committed to working with them.
Please sign the petition online by clicking here.