MEC’s visit to school brings sense of hope

2018-02-07 06:02
Pogisho Raadt (left), principal of the Emang Mmogo High School, and Gift van Staden, Northern Cape MEC for Social Deve­lopment, with one of the vouchers that were issued to reach out to needy learners.Photo: Boipelo Mere

Pogisho Raadt (left), principal of the Emang Mmogo High School, and Gift van Staden, Northern Cape MEC for Social Deve­lopment, with one of the vouchers that were issued to reach out to needy learners.Photo: Boipelo Mere

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An unexpected visit by Gift van Staden, Northern Cape MEC for Social Development, brought a sense of hope for improvement through engagement between him and the principal of the Emang Mmogo High School.

It was impressive for Pogisho Raadt, principal, to interact with the MEC, which also allowed him to review his school status in a more relaxed manner.

The visit, part of the back-to-school programme, took place on Wednesday (31/01).

Van Staden handed out ten school vouchers, including ­stationery packs as part of the visit.

Raadt was over the moon about the MEC’s friendly gesture, as he highlighted what a great need there was for interventions such as these.

“I was so heartbroken yesterday when I saw a boy learner shyly strolling into the schoolyard not wearing uniform,” said Raadt.

“What disturbed me, was that I had been working here for years and I was not aware of such situations.

“I know exactly who the first learner is I am going to give this voucher to,” he said.

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