The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture’s Back to School Programme for Social Cohesion, and moral regeneration promotion in the Free State
The Deputy Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu, will be leading a Back to School national campaign to foster and promote Nation Building, Social Cohesion and moral regeneration in historically disadvantaged schools. The activities will also include National Identity competition amongst the schools that will form part of this event. The campaign is a national programme that will be rolled out throughout the year in all nine Provinces, as this is a campaign for ensuring that all children that are supposed to be at school, are indeed at school.
The Deputy Minister will also be engaging learners and their parents, in the quest to revive the nation building principles and legacy left by the first democratically elected President of South Africa, the late former President Nelson Mandela, and other liberation heroes and heroines, as 2018 has been officially pronounced as the year of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. In this instance, Programmes like Artists in Schools, Young Patriots, and the establishment of School Libraries, will be prioritised by this annual campaign.
Source: Government of South Africa