Today, 30 August 2012, Equal Education (EE) launched FIX OUR SCHOOLS: AN EXHIBITION at the Central Methodist Mission Church in Cape Town. The exhibition was made up of twelve panels that exposed the state of the South African education system and chronicled EE’s work.
The exhibition was launched in the lead up to EE’s court case for Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure. Over 25 schools contributed vivid affidavits to bolster EE’s case. The exhibition opened a window on their reality, and the reality of the 3,600 schools without electricity, the 2,400 schools without water, and the 20,000 schools without libraries, computer centres or science laboratories.
The interactive exhibition allowed members of the public to write messages to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga asking her to prescribe Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure. These pictures will form part of a virtual picket that will be uploaded onto the Equalizer Magazine blog [http://equalizermagazine.wordpress.com/] and EE’s Facebook page. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and Professor Francis Wilson, author of Dinosaurs, Diamonds and Democracy, joined the virtual picket and had their picture taken. Members of the public can take pictures and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the virtual picket.
The exhibition will stay at the Central Methodist Mission Church until Sunday before moving to Khayelitsha next week. It will tour the Western Cape and then rest of the country. Schools, libraries and community centres can contact EE is they wish to host the exhibition.
Please contact EE for pictures from the virtual picket.
For more information please contact
Kate Wilkinson 082 326 5353
Adam Sack on 083 794 1111/ email@example.com