RCL Learner leaders pledge to inspire peers
8 April 2022
The Provincial Representative Council of Learners (PRCL) Forum elections and badging ceremony took place on 19 March 2022 at the Metro North Education district office.
Members of all eight district RCL Forums took part in the elections which were conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to ensure a fair and democratic process.
Unathi Sandi, a Grade 12 learner at Jonga Street Secondary School in Thembalethu, George, was elected as chairperson and Olona Daniso, a Grade 12 learner at Schoonspruit Secondary in Malmesbury was elected as deputy chairperson.
The other elected office bearers were Revando van Wyk, a Grade 12 learner at Weston High School in Vredenburg, who was elected as secretary, Alisha Baba, a Grade 10 learner at Queens Park High School in Woodstock, elected as deputy secretary, Jodayche de Bruin, a Grade 10 learner at Tuscany Glen High School in Eerste River, and Jade Davids in Grade 11 at De Villiers Graaff High School in Villiersdorp who were elected as the two additional members.
The badging of the provincial as well as the district RCL forums took place immediately after the elections.
The badging was done by Makhosandile Ndzuzo, the former director of institutional management and governance planning at the Western Cape Education Department, and Michael Hendrickse, the IEC's provincial electoral officer.
The RCL forum members pledged to install pride in their schools and carry out all duties entrusted to them, as well as inspire their peers to lead from where they are. “We believe that together we can build better schools and create a good, healthy environment for a better South Africa.”
Unathi Sandi said as the newly elected Chairperson, he intends to bring positive change to schools in the province. “It is a duty and a responsibility that I have taken upon myself to give hope, light and inspiration to the learners of the Western Cape. But above all, during my term as the PRCL Chairman, I will always remember to wear the rights, opinions and needs of the learners wherever I go, because that's my duty as the PRCL Chairman: to ensure that the cries and opinions of learners are heard and catered to.”