Solomon Shabangu: “Education is the key to success.”
Principal of Bambanani Primary School in Phola, White River, Solomon fervently echoes the 39 year old school motto. He runs a tight ship and with 578 learners ranging in age from 5 to 17 and a teaching staff of 19, needs to be on his toes.
Bambanani is a ‘No Fee’ school in an area with a high percentage of child-headed households and children living with pensioner grannies. When basic survival is at stake, learning the three ‘R’s’ tends to slide down the priority scale and if you are reading this, then chances are you went to school because your parents gave you no alternative so off you toddled every day with your breakfast-filled tummy. After school, you tackled the grind of homework completed at the table under electric light and with mum and dad’s assistance, followed by a warm supper, bath and bed.
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