Just take me to school: Homeless boy is in need of help

Just take me to school: Homeless boy is in need of help

A photo of a young boy has been retweeted over 55,000. His name and location is unknown to the posters, yet there has been many offers to assist him.

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There is a promblem in our country that is not often discussed nor brought to light except for in the beginning of the school year. The shortage of schools and lack of funds are always given as reasons, yet little is being done to alleviate this growing social problem.

Briefly.co.za learned from News24 that in Gauteng alone, 30 000 pupils are waiting for places to attend schools.

The number of learners without placements are, according to the Gauteng department of education, due to migration, late applications, and the refusal of parents to accept placements at schools that are not their preference.

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There may however, be multiple reasons for attendance not being a possiblity for this child.

The good part about this photo is that retweeting may be creating more awareness toward the lack of educational facilities.

Here we have an opportunist. I wonder if her REALLY knows him? Perhaps an account in the name of opening an educational facility would help.

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Then we have 'thought's and prayers'.

Here's a poster with a point. If retweets held a monetary value then we may be able to make a difference.

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