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The
Bophelong Special School
for mentally-disabled children at the nearby Majemantsho village in Mahikeng needs help.
The
institution has been in operation for 16 years and will be relocating to
its new premises on July 18, 2011. The school has 207 learners with 14
educators.

Many of the educators are not disability
specialists and need training to help them help the people they care for better. Although some children receive monthly social
grants, their parents/guardians don’t look after them properly. The children also need clothes, shoes and computers. Plans to build a hostel for the children have
been put on hold because the allocated land doesn’t fall within the
municipality’s jurisdiction.

Thursday 7 July 2011 17:04

Plans to build a hostel for the children have been put on hold because the allocated land doesn’t fall within the municipality’s jurisdiction

SABC News will be helping the school on July 18. Motsweding FM, some regional staff and
community members, possibly also business, will join the Mahikeng news team to
clean and prepare the new school premises/buildings.The team will also collect
clothes for the children and play and interact with them.