- A father shared that he can't afford fees so his child has not gone to school this year
- He left his job to pursue a business which failed
- He says public schools can't fulfil his child's needs
Heartbroken that he is unable to do more for his child, a father shared reached out to social media for support and advice. He wrote that after losing his job and being unable to afford school fees, his seven-year-old stays at home and hasn't attended Grade 1.
He added that he still owes the school R6 000 for the previous year. The father shared that he can’t sleep and is scared of Monday approaching because he knows his child will ask, “Papa, when am I going to school?"
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The dedicated man wrote that he has been searching for employment opportunities every day, hoping to turn his situation around, Briefly.co.za found.
He had previously been employed but resigned hoping to dedicated his time to his business. Unfortunately, the business did not succeed, leaving the man with few options.
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He says the school fees and extra costs of the school his son had been going to started to add up. He added that it was difficult to explain why, but government schools would not suit his child’s needs.
Hoping to help the man out, social media users suggested he swallow his pride and send the child to a government school, because any education is better than none. One Twitter user wrote:
“We cannot wait and we cannot deny our children opportunities to education. Some education is better than none. You're a clever guy, home school until you're on your feet. Libraries are full of resources and go to free WiFi spots to access material online."
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