Equal Education is an NGO of great importance in our country. I would go so far as to say that the future well-being of our country rests on whether its agenda is accepted and implemented nationwide. Their recent campaign includes the development of “Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure”. In short our schools need fixing.
Of our 24 793 public schools, these are the current backlogs:
3 544 schools (14%) have no electricity supply, while 804 schools (3%) have an unreliable supply.
2 402 schools (10%) have no water supply, while a further 2 611 schools (11%) have an unreliable water supply.
22 304 schools (90%) do not have stocked Computer Centres.
11 450 Schools (46%) still use pit-latrine toilets while 913 schools (4%) have no toilet facilities at all.
22 938 schools (93%) do not have stocked and functioning libraries.
23 562 schools (95%) do not have stocked laboratories.
[Stats from the National Education Infrastructure Management System Report, Department of Basic Education 2011].
If you would like more information about ways in which you can help, contact Equal Education 021 387 0022 or at www.equaleducation.org.za