– A new school has opened in Khayelitsha to serve the underprivileged kids in the community.
Clearly, education cannot be left to the proverbial marketplace; it is a fundamental right which the state should provide through the fiscus. The trouble, of course, is when public education systems fail to deliver quality education and parents – rich and poor – begin voting with their feet to seek private options.
Molo Mhlaba is school unlike any other and is a breath of fresh air in South Africa’s ailing education system. The young pupils at the school are busy painting, threading cylinders onto a tube and building puzzles. A library features books translated in Xhosa including one by the late Stephen Hawking. A dress-up holds a stethoscope instead of fairy dresses.