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Raiteka learners excited to receive school shoes

26 July 2016

As part of the Mandela Month programme, the Director General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr Vusumuzi Madonsela, officially handed over school shoes at Raiteka Middle School on Tuesday, 26 July 2016.

The department also donated 500 books and copies of the Constitution in all 11 official languages for the school library. The school was selected in consultation with the school principal and community members as most learners come from humble backgrounds and do not have basic amenities.

In his remarks to the learners, the Director General said that "government has built schools all around our communities. You need to use these facilities to better your lives. So, cherish them. Don't destroy them, not even in the face of adversity or anger, for your future lies in them. It is up to you to make this right a reality."

One of the learners Katlego Jarvis said "I'm very happy that the Department of Justice chose our school. Our parents will not have to buy school shoes for next year and they will be able to use the money for other things. Many of the learners did not have shoes and now we all have".

Ogomoditse Ngakaditsile said "I'm grateful to have received shoes as these will protect our feet. The books are also going to help us focus more on reading & learn more about how justice works”. The handover of school shoes is indicative of the department’s commitment to nurture an educated society.

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

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