This just in from our partner Paul in Port Elizabeth. The strike is particularly affecting the schools we work with in The Eastern Cape – just another challenge!
It has happened, and the strike has started today. It will be an indefinite, very militant strike again similar to 2007. It has been somewhat of a nightmare here, keeping all things together. The Kugler container ( see their blog or previous posts about the library they are trying to build at this very moment!) only arrived at AV on Sunday, and yesterday books went home with all the kids for the first time……only to hear the news today of the strike. Its been up and down on an almost daily basis with the union meetings, pickets, and change of plan all the time.
Its all a big fat mess.
The above was swiftly followed by the following article – as paul reminded me not all funds will have been misapproriated – many will simply not have been used or used inefficiently – BUT – whatever the reason the township schools are really struggling to give their children the service they so deserve. We will keep you posted!
Call for take-over of Education Dept