23 November 2012
Equal Education’s “Fix Our Schools” campaign is high energy and hugely inventive: In their last march in late October, thousands of pupils wore Angie Motshekga (South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education) face masks, Equal Education is active on talk radio shows, has addressed public meetings, visited other schools and has convinced parents and teachers to join them. As well as placing adverts in national newspapers and building a mock mud school outside parliament, the campaign has developed the skills and confidence of many young South Africans. The video “Build the Future” (see above) which explains the campaign to “South Africa and the world” attracted over 10,000 views in five days. Supporters can join Equal Education’s virtual picket here and visit the Equal Education website for more detail on the campaign.