Slanghoek Primary is a rural school in our valley that serves the community of Slanghoek, with many learners coming from impoverished homes in the area.

Established more than 50 years ago by the local Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerk, the school has grown from strength to strength and currently boasts 10 teachers and 268 learners.

The school continues to excel with the assistance of the local farming community and the involvement of not only their beneficiaries, but also programmes such as the Khanya Project which established the school’s computer laboratory. This enabled students to gain access to computers in the hope to develop skills in technology that will allow them to gain skilled employment and so not only send computer literate learners into the future, but assist in breaking the cycle of poverty.

The Slanghoek Wheelie Wagon initiative is a further addition to the school. This project enhances the exposure to the world of books, not only to learners but also adults from nearby farms.

Farmers are often criticized in the media for all the wrong reasons; however, in Slanghoek this is not the case as is evident of their active support at Slanghoek Primary. This small community school is the catalyst towards farmers and farm workers combining capital and manpower to improve the community.

Now the school and the community once again come together to celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July 2012 – a day traditionally viewed as an opportunity to plough back into the community.

Celebrations will be opened by Minister O’ Kennedy at 09h00, which will be followed by various speeches by community leaders. At 12h00 the school has the privilege of hosting the elderly for lunch and a spot of tea.

The rest of the day will be spent on the maintenance of the school buildings and grounds where town locals, farmers and scholars will all come together in unity and harmony, cementing relationships and forging new friendships.

We will be there and will be taking photos to report back the work done!

For further information on the day’s programme, please contact Katy Vass (Headmistress) on 023 355 1789


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