‘Sarafina’ initiative launched for safer schooling
10:31 Sun, 26 May 2019
‘Sarafina’ initiative launched for safer schooling | News Article
Thabiso Motsoeneng (PHOTO: Supplied)
The Free State Education Department in the district municipality of Thabo Mofutsanyana believes that the newly launched ‘Sarafina’ initiative will bring learners under control.

This project is based on the iconic struggle film and play – ‘Sarafina’, which is centred on the Soweto Uprisings.

Auditions were held last weekend and a meeting was set up with parents at Phuthaditjhaba in Qwaqwa yesterday.

Speaking to OFM News about what is expected from this project in schools, the deputy director of special programme and transformation, Thabiso Motsoeneng, says more are on the way.

Motsoeneng says this is part of quality learning and education, “It's going to address social issues and problems taking place in the schools. It is also going to help us mobilise parents to support education".

He added that Sarafina will ensure that it helps the department make learners understand the history of this country.

"More attacks of educators by the learners would be reduced in the schools. Because this is a sign that people start having lack of patriotism," says Motsoeneng.

The learners who are going to benefit from this project are those in the early grades, because those in grade 10, 11 and 12 are already on their way to exit the system.

He concludes that the department needs parents to buy into this project to eradicate violence in schools.

Tumelo Khotha/OFM News


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