09 December 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

CATA MEC supports Dr RSM learners with donations

by: Kabelo Selebogo   date: 02 february 2018

MEC for Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (Cata), Ontlametse
Mochware, recently visited five schools in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
District, as part of the Bokone Bophirima provincial government’s back to
school campaign.
She met learners, educators, parents, members of the School Governing
Body (SGB) and the community in general – giving talks and handing
out donated school uniforms. The MEC made a stop at Ganyesa,
Thibogang, Mochwari, Monnaphang and Tosca primary schools.

At the beginning of each school year, Members of the Executive Council
(EXCO) in the province are mandated to give back to society as part of
social responsibility.

Speaking at Ganyesa Primary School, MEC Mochware cautioned
learners against the use of drugs, alcohol and unacceptable behaviour.
She urged parents and community members to watch out for drug
dealers and alcohol sellers as they were destroying the children’s future.
Tosca Primary School principal, Edith Thateng Makhoana, expressed
pleasure with the MEC’s visit.
“We are thrilled to have the MEC in our school and her showing her
good heart by making sure that our learners look identical in proper
school uniform and shoes. She has shown that it takes a village to raise
a child and we are glad that she opted for our school.
“While we appreciate the donation, we want to point out that there are a
number of areas that need government intervention such as extra
classes because we are using multi-grade techniques where we
combine two different grades into one academic lesson,” Makhoana
said.
A member of the Tosca Primary School Governing Body, Letlhogonolo
Sebogodi, was equally thrilled.
“We want to extend our gratitude to the MEC. This shows the provincial
government’s commitment to rural school and playing a positive role in
changing the lives of our underprivileged children,” Sebogodi said.