The Department of Basic Education, in partnership with the Presidency of South Africa, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), the Nelson Mandela Foundation and UNICEF will on Tuesday the 14th of August 2018, launch the Sanitation Appropriate for Education or SAFE Initiative in response to the significant school sanitation challenges facing some of the country’s poorest schools.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will unveil Governments plans and launch initiative at a breakfast which will be attended Corporate CEO’s of big business, as well as NGO’s and interested individuals. They will come together to pledge their support for the initiative which seeks to improve the dignity of all learners across the country by eradicating pit latrines.
This will be done in honour of former President Nelson Mandela as we celebrate the centenary of this global icon who valued education above all else. It will be a fitting tribute to our beloved former Statesman to eradicate pit latrines and restore dignity to South African children in his honour.
Launch of the Sanitation Appropriate For Education Initiative
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
Venue: The Sheraton Hotel, 643 Corner, Stanza Bopape Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
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RAMAPHOSA AND BASIC EDUCATION MINISTER MOTSHEKGA TO LAUNCH SANITATION APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATION (SAFE) INITIATIVE