Going to the toilet is something we all have to do. But imagine having to relieve yourself in a dilapidated corrugated iron toilet with a corroded seat.
Or maybe one with no doors or windows preventing ventilation and creating a stench attracting flies and other insects. How about one that is so full that you can see maggots and excrement almost overflowing from the seat.
Kraaifontein learners will no longer be exposed to a substandard educational environment after the Department of Basic Education opened a brand-new R86 million building for them on Wednesday.
Scottsdene Secondary, one of 25 schools identified to benefit from the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (Asidi), was rebuilt from the ground up, with 45 new classrooms.
JOHANNESBURG – We appreciate the intentions of Government to fix the tragic state of the sanitation crisis with the President Cyril Ramaphosa-led launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education Initiative (SAFE) initiative this week with a key aim to obtain contributions to foot the bill.
Millions raised for school sanitation
The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga is humbled by the immense support and interest in the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria yesterday morning.
The initiative raised over R45 million rand as well as a number of pledges in the form of professional services. There were some organisations that already work in schools and have committed to ensure that all of the schools they work in have SAFE and appropriate sanitation.
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says the death of a five-year-old girl, in a school pit toilet, forced the government to provide decent sanitation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday the 14th of August 2018, launch the Sanitation Appropriate for Education or SAFE Initiative at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.
The SAFE Initiative, led by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), The Nelson Mandela Foundation, is in response to the significant school sanitation challenges facing some of the country’s poorest schools.