Government needs stakeholders input in order to succeed in driving the education sector.
Speaking at the launch of Madiba class of 93’ Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and also Minister of Mahalapye East Ms Botlogile Tshireletso said that even though government was doing its best in education it cannot be able to provide everything that is needed.
Ms Tshireletso said government‘s efforts will not bear fruits unless the rest of the society came on board and have meaningful stake in building better societies.
She said the remedies lied in reunions like Madiba class of 93’ who decided to return to their home with a purpose and determination to uplift the lives of their young people.
She said that they will be of a great help to current students of Madiba Senior Secondary who are faced by too many challenges in their society.
“You have come home at a time when your communities are grappling with societal challenges, which you may not have experienced when you were still students” she said.
She said nowadays Mahalapye was known as a village which have high crime rate and other offences that involves students like defilement and juvenile delinquency.
She said that initiatives like of Madiba class of 93’ now show that Botswana is going to achieve its goals of education being given the priority that it needs to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
The chairperson of Madiba Class of 93’ Mr Lazarus Sebele said that they decided to come back and account what they were given forty years ago.
Mr Sebele said that they are not only looking at helping Madiba students but all students in the country because even during their time they had students from all over Botswana.
He said that they are ready to give back to the society that supported and raised them to be good leaders that they are today.
He said that they want to share the ideas of how they were able to make it in their education with students despite the challenges they faced. During the launch of this society they donated toiletry to boarding students as it was cited as the most challenge that boarding students have.