Overberg schools take a stand against women and child abuse
30 July 2020
Fourteen schools in the Overberg have embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and children.
The schools were invited by Yolanda Bailey of the Overberg District Office to participate in the campaign. The district established a Caring Committee to guide such programmes. Bailey said they were absolutely amazed by the way the initiatives the schools took to speak out against this pandemic.
The participating schools were Bissetsdrift Primary, Bredasdorp Primary, Hawston Primary, Hawston Secondary, Gansbaai Academia, Greyton Primary, Kosie De Wet Primary, Lukhanyo Primary, Overberg High School, Pineview Primary, Protea Primary, St. Michaels Primary, Swartberg Primary and Swellendam Secondary.
Malinda Booysen, Principal of Swartberg Primary, said male staff members recorded a video message that touched the hearts of their colleagues and the community.
The video was initiated by Clarence van Wyk, one the teachers. Another teacher, Chad Kleinsmit, Leon January, the general foreman at the school, and Danwil Moses, a gardener implored viewers to respect and care for women and children.
“We received positive feedback from our parents and former learners expressing their utmost gratitude towards the staff and school for supporting such an important cause,” Booysen said.