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N Cape premier to launch Love Your School campaign

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“Part of this programme is also to create the management and maintenance of sanitation facilities in schools”

NORTHERN Cape Premier Zamani Saul, along with members o f his executive council, will launch the Love Your School campaign at Moshaweng High School in Loopeng Village in Kuruman tomorrow.

The spokesperson for the Office of the Premier, Bronwyn Thomas-Abrahams, said the campaign was a first for the Province and was aimed at educating pupils and teachers, as well as the community, on how to clean, protect and preserve their environment.

“This programme seeks to, amongst others, raise awareness among pupils and members of the community about the problem of environmental degradation, which can be reversed by educating the nation and adopting sustainable measures of harvesting environmental resources with a view to create a legacy that future generations can inherit,” said Thomas-Abrahams.

She said awareness and education on good hygiene would also form part of the campaign.

“Part of this programme is also to create the management and maintenance of sanitation facilities in schools and to further increase awareness of good sanitation and hygiene practices,” said Thomas-Abrahams.

“For this reason, the Love Your School campaign plans to take the schools’ sanitation programmes into the next phase with a greater emphasis on educating school staff and cleaners on how to keep their ablution facilities clean on an ongoing basis and to inculcate the practice of good hygiene.”

Thomas-Abrahams added that John Taolo Gaetsewe would be the pilot district for the programme and a full-scale roll-out of the programme was expected in the 2021 academic year.