SADTU Free State Launches 'I am a school fan' Campaign

13 June 2019

With the increase of violence in schools that affect the provisioning of quality public education, SADTU Free State has played a pivotal role in the convening of school safety summit by Free State Department of Education on 22 - 23 February 2019. The summit emerged with concrete resolutions, which resulted in the establishment of provincial steering committee to monitor implementation of these resolutions.

To take the process forward the union will utilise the International Games with Lesotho Association of Teachers to launch their campaign against violence in schools, on the 15 - 16 June 2019 in Bloemfontein. We regard sports as one of good strategies to combat crime and violence in schools and communities.

The launch of the campaign which the union refer to it as "I AM A SCHOOL FAN" intends to mobilise different stakeholders, teachers, learners, parents, Departments and community members at large to take stand against violence that is escalating in schools. Through "I am a school fan" campaign SADTU calls for the following:

  • make our schools safe havens
  • stop violence against teachers
  • stop violence in schools & communities
  • stop violence against women & children
  • stop vandalism in schools
  • keep our schools clean & safe
  • build a caring society

The launch will take place at one of the schools mostly affected by violence in Bloemfontein as is planned as follows:

Date : 15 June 2019
Time : 09h00 - 10h30
Venue : Ikaelelo Secondary School

Issued by Provincial Secretariat

Mokholoane Moloi : Provincial Secretary : 076 811 2777
Frank Kedibone : Deputy Secretary : 079 886 3317