Pupils teach EC education department to walk the talk
FREE TO READ | A group of youngsters endured blisters and heat to deliver their message about the poor state of their schools
Thirteen Eastern Cape pupils walked more than 250km to the provincial education department’s offices in Zwelitsha – some in sandals and flip-flops – to tell them about their poor learning conditions and demand change.
The group, aged between 14 and 18, walked away with a plan of action to fix it.
“The first day was tough. We had blisters and had to come up with a plan that will see us forge ahead with our plans to walk the whole distance,” said John Lombardo, whose nongovernmental organisation Artworks for Youth supported the pupils...