His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa was in the Amajuba District on the 17th April 2019,Wednesday to officiate the hand over of 3 schools.
( Lembe, Enhlanhleni and Igwe primary Schools are situated in Vryheid,Utrecht and Danhausser)
A single handover ceremony involving all three schools was held at Enhlanhleni Primary School in Danhausser.
In partnership with the Adopt-A-School Foundation as the implementing agent, the schools were built under the Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI) with the objective of eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity and to replace schools constructed from inappropriate material.
The partnership is in response to the President’s call for collaboration between government and civil society to realise the right of children to safety and dignity in educational facilities.
At the three schools in question, mud structures built by communities more than 30 years ago in some instances, have been replaced with modern brick and mortar structures with additional design elements that allow for a positive learning environment. The designs comply with current and future school requirements and complement the rural environment in which they are situated.
The President was accompanied by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, the Acting Premier of KZN, Mr Sihle Zikalala and MEC for Education, Mr Mthandeni Dlungwana.