“It’s dark and cold in the tiny, cramped house the Tshwedi siblings share with their mentally-ill uncle in Kagiso. And there is hardly ever any food to eat.”
The scandal of this reality is drenched in a decaying moral responsibility, sheer lack of political and economic will, flaunting greed, waning solidarity and ineffectual charity projects. None of these are uniquely South African diseases and I will be the last to devalue the importance of being a good samaritan. Yet, I favour solutions that maximizes the resources we plough into education through problem- and project based learning strategies.
An example of such a project was picked up by the media earlier this year when “Schools (joined) forces”