The Eastern Cape Department of Education embarked on a Parliamentary Constituency Youth-Targeted launch that is a program which will be focusing on the engagement and empowerment of young people through inter-generational dialogue and exposure throughout the Eastern Cape Province.
Highlighting the significance of the programme was Safia Isaacs, Public Education Specialist, Public Education Office in Parliament who said that the programme seeks to create a sustainable partnership, the key role players in the Makana Constituency and the surrounding communities to the foster support of the learners through the provision of equitable and secondary Education.
Therefore, this programme will involve youth and learners in identifying their needs and becoming angents in identifying and closing the gap preventing them from reaching their full potential as human beings.
Speaking on behalf of the learners was the Head Child Ambassador of the Eastern Cape, Elovuyo Makhohliso from Chapman High School in Gqeberha. He said, "The programme will equip us on platforms to state issues affecting us as well as giving us advice on action, we would like to see and also to motivate us into realising the importance of education in society, as education is the key which opens many doors in life."
Elovuyo also said, "This is a very good youth targeted outreach programme for the province and hoping that by time it will improve the quality of education in the province.
The programme was concluded by the Chief Director for ECDoE Cluster A, Sharon Maarsdorp.
She commented on behalf of the ECDoE MEC, Fundile Gade saying; "We would like to thank the National Assembly Speaker for your oversight and your support especially on this outreach, as the Education sector we believe that only in togetherness we can build this nation as well as transform education in this nation, therefore your oversight was very important to us."
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