Township classes preferred

Xolile Bhengu

Xolile Bhengu

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.