By Simamkele Mazondwa.
Port Elizabeth- Deputy minister Thomson Barbara paid Mfesane high school in Motherwell a visit yesterday. Barbara was accompanied by a number of ANC members as she donated 100 school tables at Mfesane high school.
“As the deputy minister of Environmental Affairs it is my job to see to it that learners are studying comfortably and that the environment is safe for learning”,said Barbara.
There were a number of activities that took place on the day other than the give away of tables, the activities included people of various stakeholders such as fire fighters, teachers and community members who also contributed by cleaning the school and surrounding areas within Motherwell.
One of those community members were Ayanda Ntsiki, 33, who expressed how the day was for her and how special the visit from deputy minister Barbara is for them.
“We woke up in the early hours today just to assist the students and clean our community. The teachers were also assisting in cleaning around the school because an environment that is clean means our children will be able to think clearly too. Too much dirt can affect our health including our children that is why it is important to keep our areas clean,” said Ntsiki.
Anezwa Belu, 17, who is currently doing her matric also added saying this visit means a lot to them. “I am very happy that the deputy minister came to visit us and I am also happy that she donated 100 tables,” Belu said.
This visit comes at a very critical time as learners are approaching third term exams including those doing matric are about to write their trial exams.
Barbara concluded saying if learners, teachers and parents could work together a lot could be achieved in township schools.