Schools project brings out best

2018-03-01 06:01
Mononeleli Dlangalavu from South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence singing with the learners during the event.PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

Mononeleli Dlangalavu from South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence singing with the learners during the event.PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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The Back-to-School Campaign initiated by the Safe Schools Project kicked off on a high note as Sobambisana Primary School hosted scores of learners from primary schools form Site B last Friday.

The event organised was a pilot project initiated by the Department of Education, the main objective of which is to encourage learners to remain firmly fixed in school and focus on their studies.

Among the schools were was Ntwasahlobo, Sakumlandela, Ikhusi and Mmangaliso, all primary schools in the area.

Each school had delegated about 50 learners in the intermediate phase.

The audience was entertained with dance, music and poetry.

Safe Schools Fieldworker Pretty Mabumbuli described the main objective of the campaign as to encourage learners to remain in school.

“Our aim is to encourage learners to focus on their studies. We want to make education fashionable. And our theme for this event is ‘school is cool’. We want them to love and enjoy themselves,” said Mabumbuli.

She said part of their campaign is to educate learners about saving water.

“Also, we educate them about saving water as we know that the province is in a water crisis,” she said.

Mnoneleli Dlangalavu from the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence said their role was to educate learners about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Dalangalavu said drugs are any substance that alters a person’s state of mind after use.

“Some people end up in jail, die or desert their families and stay on the streets. Many children do drugs because of peer pressure and stress at home. So, we want learners to say: “No I am fine without drugs,” said Dlangalavu.

Ntandazo Mncanca, Khayelitsha Police Station Cluster Commander in Site B, urged learners to stop bullying each other at school.

“There are lots of drop-outs because of bullying happening in schools and that causes the formation of gangster groups outside the school.

Also the increasing number of young people consuming alcohol is escalating the committing of violent crime,” said Mncanca. He urged parents to stop asking children to go to the shop in the evening because this can put children’s lives at risk.

Sobambisana Principal Mvuyisi Damba said truancy was very rife in schools because of reasons of bullying and gangs.


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