Michael Masutha says his department has initiated a Legacy Project to fix dilapidated school infrastructure in 22 special schools for the blind and partially sighted learners.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Adv. Michael Masutha say learners at special schools should be provided with good quality education to prepare them for the job market.
He has been speaking at Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. His department in partnership with the SABC Foundation donated bedding material, painted walls and ceilings to the school.
Masutha says his department has initiated a Legacy Project to fix dilapidated school infrastructure in 22 special schools for the blind and partially sighted learners.
“We believe that given a fair and equal chance, regardless of their disability, blind, partially sighted, deaf and all other disabled children can acquire the same levees of excellence in life than any other child can.
This is also an opportunity for us to inspire society to be prepared to accept people with disabilities. I’m partially sighted myself. I went through a special school like this one. I read my speeches in braille in parliament,” says Masutha.