On June 16th, 1976, in South Africa, thousands of students began a protest against education injustice and inequality against the apartheid regime. The students spoke out, calling for authorities to respect their right to an education in their own language. The police released dogs and fired bullets at the children. Hundreds were killed and many more were injured in the protest.
Every year, since 1991, June 16th is remembered as the “Day of the African Child” and celebrated to commemorate the lives lost, but it is also meant to raise awareness of the rights of the African Child. This includes their ability to access education. Teule Children’s Home also runs a school on the grounds. With a recent name change to Teule Leadership Academy, it is a private school providing a quality primary education to the children of Teule and the surrounding community of Loitokitok.
Our goal is $40,000 which will help support our school with a social-emotional curriculum, Leader in Me, and to continue renovating our lower block of classrooms from wooden walls to fully cement.
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