Limpopo acting MEC for Social Development Doctor Phophi Ramathuba interacted with older citizens and offered support to young learners in the Waterberg District. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
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Acting MEC for the Department of Social Development in Limpopo Doctor Phophi Ramathuba visited the Waterberg District to support young learners and to interact with older citizens.
The MEC graced the Vaalwater area to roll out the Provincial Learner Support campaign and to visit institutions on Tuesday, 18 April.
Learners from schools in the area welcomed the leader as they returned to their respective schools on the first day of the second term of the 2017 academic year.
Ramathuba’s visit kicked off at the Waterberg Old Age Home at Modimolle, after which she spread some Easter cheer at the Lillian Ngoyi ECD in Mabatlane, Vaalwater. Her visit was rounded off with a ceremony at Mahlasedi Primary School, also in Mabatlane, where she handed over school uniforms to needy learners.
Departmental spokesperson Adele van der Linde said the visit was conducted as part of the department’s learner support programme, which is set to instil a sense of pride, belonging, dignity and good tradition in marginalized learners throughout the province. She added that the belief is that school uniform distribution to underprivileged learners will reduce competition and peer pressure among learners.
Ramathuba encouraged members of the public to build a caring society together during Freedom Month. The programme was rolled out under the banner “Your child is my child”.
2 months ago 20 April 2017