We, Equal Education’s parent members, are marching tomorrow to let Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga know that we want a quality education for our children: We are demanding quality Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure as part of our children’s basic human rights.
Minister Motshekga released the new draft Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure on September 12, and the Department of Basic Education has given the public until October 11 to submit comments on the new draft.
Equal Education is currently reviewing the draft, and will comment on the document in due course. For EE’s most recent comment on the matter, view this link.
At Equal Education’s parent branches we strive to mobilise parents to become involved in their children’s education, and to equip our parents with the skills they need to do this. This includes knowing their children’s educational rights and insisting that they are upheld, and providing their children with the support and guidance they need to make a success of their education. We as EE’s parents aim to play a positive role in our children’s education by taking the initiative to be directly involved in our children’s schooling, be it by serving on school governing bodies, or starting clean-up and restoration projects at our schools. Parent branches are situated in Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein and the Strand, and are growing each day.
Our march will take place on Heritage Day, 24 September 2013. Parents will march from various sites in Khayelitsha Township in the Western Cape, and will assemble at 10:30 am at the Site B Hall in Khayelitsha (please see directions to site B Hall below). Various speakers will address the crowd, including the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO), parents, teachers, chairperson of Equal Education Yoliswa Dwane, and the Khayelitsha Education Forum.
All media are welcome.
For comment, please contact our parent representatives:
Andiswa Kolanisi – 073 699 1839
Daphné Erosi – 079 393 6681
Goodwill Tekelo 078 274 2192
Patrick Ralehoko – 078 371 9271
Aphiwe Mangxola – 078 767 1874
Wiseman Dingani – 078 871 3611
Directions to Site B Hall:
From the N2, take Mew Way into Khayelitsha
Turn left onto Jeff Masemola Road
Turn right onto Bonga Drive
Continue on Bonga Drive until you see the BP service station on your left
At the station, turn right into Sulani Road
Continue on Sulani Road (the road bends to the left) and keep an eye out to your right for the Nonkqubela Mall
The Site B Hall is opposite the Mall