CELEBRATE WOMEN’S DAY - 9 AUGUST 2016 - CREATE SAFER SCHOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
On Tuesday, 9 August, South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day, in remembrance of women’s contribution to the fight for democracy in South Africa. The Department of Basic Education has more female employees who are drivers of access to quality education. Despite this, many women and girls experience School-Related Gender Based-Violence (SRGBV). NAPTOSA wishes to raise awareness about SRGBV and call on all teachers to create safer schools for teaching and learning.
South Africa will fall short of reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for Gender Equality if schools are not safe for women and girls. It is through a whole-school approach that SRGBV, particularly, against girls and women can be prevented.
NAPTOSA urges School Governing Bodies, school management and LRCs together with teachers to create safer schools by creating or strengthening school safety committees.
It is through school safety committees consisting of all relevant stakeholders that issues of discrimination, violence and gender inequalities can be raised, positive discipline ideas identified and shared by all to empower teachers. Support and referral systems can be created or strengthened and school assemblies to be used to raise awareness about SRGBV and ways of preventing it.
NAPTOSA believes that collectively it is possible to create safer schools for teaching and learning
NAPTOSA SUPPORTS SLIPPER DAY
Slipper Day is a Reach for a Dream awareness and fundraising campaign that encourages children to purchase a R10 sticker and wear their slippers to school for one day. Get teachers and learners to wear their slippers to school on Slipper Day, Friday, 5 August 2016 and post pictures on social media using #Slipperday2016.
How can your school get involved?
The KZN Branch
031 566 2220