Africa: The Mpumalanga Department of Education extends its appreciation to all schools and stakeholders who participated in the ‘Rhandza XiKolo Xa Wena Campaign’ yesterday.
All schools in Bohlabela District were granted time off on Tuesday, 17 May 2022, to invite community members and stakeholders to clean their surroundings, paint classrooms, plant food gardens and fix broken windowpanes.
The response was very encouraging as almost all schools and communities heeded the call.
The MEC for Education, Mr Bonakele Majuba, is very much impressed with this positive development and has initiated a prestigious award competition for the cleanest school in the Province.
“The Rhandza Xikolo Xa Wena Campaign is deemed as a build-up to the awarding of the prestigious prize of the Cleanest School in the Province, which will take place on the International Cleanup Day; 18 September 2022.
We request Circuit Managers to work with communities to ensure that schools are kept clean in the Province, and we urge them to cultivate vegetable gardens, flower gardens and the planting trees.
This will help us to mitigate challenges that are necessitated by climate change.
Our view is that if schools led from the front in this regard, it would replicate in all our communities.
We thus expect schools to inculcate a culture of love and respect for schools to learners as well as for teaching and learning practices in anticipation of the inaugural winner of the Cleanest School in the Province,” said MEC Majuba.
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