- Trainee teachers from UJ were deployed to Ditau Primary School
- They found it in a dilapidated state
- They are seeking funding to refurbish it because it's not conducive to learning
A group of trainee teachers is seeking funding to refurbish a dilapidated primary school in Orlando East, Soweto.
Sizwe Shiba, a Twitter user, shared their plea on his page, Briefly.co.za learned. He shared photos showing a classroom's broken soft walls and roofs that were caving in.
He described the condition of the classrooms as "not conducive for teaching and learning due to the decayed infrastructure." The photos were taken at Ditau Primary School.
In subsequent tweets, Sizwe outlined what the sponsorship is needed for and highlighted the urgency occasioned by the approaching winter.
He also said the learners are suffering from bacterial infections as a result of the poor infrastructure.
The images drew a variety of reactions from other Twitter users. Some urged the local and provincial governments to intervene urgently. However, others suggested parents and the public could fundraise.
See some of their reactions below.
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