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Media Alert: SAHRC North West Provincial Office to hold a stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education regarding challenges in Special Schools

Attention: Editors and Reporters

3 September 2019

The North West Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will attend a key stakeholder engagement meeting with the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Department of Education.

The meeting is aimed at discussing challenges in Special School. The SAHRC will do a presentation on human rights issues affecting learners and staff members at Special School. The SAHRC will base its presentation on the Report of the North West Provincial Investigative Hearing into Lack of Safety and Security Measures in Schools for Children with Disabilities which was launched on 8 August 2019 at North West School for the Deaf in Leeudoringstad. The SAHRC found that the current state of much Special School infrastructure, particularly hostels, in the NW province poses a direct and imminent threat to the health and safety of learners with disabilities. Many children with disabilities are not safe in Special School hostels. The report is accessible at https://www.sahrc.org.za/index.php/sahrc-publications/hearing-reports


Date      : 4 September 2019

Time     : 12h00

Venue   : Keurhof Special School in Klerksdorp

 

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For further information or enquiries, please contact: SAHRC North West Acting Provincial Manager, Mr. Osmond Mngomezulu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 063 1251 383  or Advocacy and Research Officer, Adv Oarabile Gaoraelwe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on 082 404 5788

 

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