Why parents keep their children in township schools:
l Proficiency in reading and speaking their home language.
l Schools are closer to home.
l Familiar surroundings - schools are part of the community the child lives in.
l The child's identity is reinforced.
l Sharing is entrenched because township communities still value communal life.
l Traditional and cultural values become integral to the child's life.
l Understanding of cultural practices such as wearing iziphandla (animal-skin bands).
l Township schools educate children about the politics of South Africa, which most teachers have experienced first hand.