Malamulele - Limpopo Education MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya kick-started the 2023 back to school campaign by visiting Vhembe East Education District during the first week of February. The MEC handed over sanitary towels and school shoes to needy learners of Johannes Ramavhoya and Movhe Secondary schools respectively in Mulendze village.

The MEC who was accompanied by Collins Chabane Mayor, Cllr. Shadrack Maluleke used the opportunity to motivate learners during the campaign and urged them to work harder if they want to achieve their dreams. The visit was wrapped up at Nwaridi secondary and Tshivhade primary schools at Mashau village where she also conducted an oversight visit  of the water and sanitation project currently underway.

The stakeholders from the local municipalities, tribal authorities, circuit managers and school management who joined the MEC on her first visit have commended the visit and made a commitment to continue with the oversight responsibilities.

The department aims to offer and pledge their support to the learners and teachers by fostering partnerships with parents, to encourage and motivate them to remain devoted to their goals.

“We are here to show our love, support and to encourage you to sacrifice and work hard in your studies. We would like to see you representing our country internationally by achieving more than the expectations. The only way for our society to grow and prosper is through proper education at all levels and we fully rely on you as our future generation”, said MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya.

The MEC handed over dignity packs and school shoes to one hundred learners from Tshivhade and Nwaridi schools to restore the dignity of the less fortunate. The MEC said the packs which comprise mainly of toiletries is a token to the needy and will reduce the number of learners who drop out because of inequalities.


Story by: Charlotte Nkgapele