NEWLY BUILT NOKUTHULA LSEN SCHOOL OFFICIALLY OPENED
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has on Tuesday officially opened the newly built Nokuthula LSEN School in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg.
The school was firstly operating at Masakhane Clinic, then moved to Marlboro near Alexandra before being relocated to Lyndhurst on Tuesday due to lack of space and proper infrastructure, following management requests for more suitable place.
Nothuthula has for years been attracting children with special needs from Alexandra and surrounding areas.
School Principal, Nomathemba Mpumza says she hopes that the newly built school will encourage parents to bring their children and do away with the stigma attached to children with disabilities.
” We had incidents where parents were ashamed to bring their children to the school due to pressure from the community and this has to stop,” she added.
Parent Nomvula Dhlamini says her nine year old boy has been attending the school and has improved and hopes that with the best facilities now, parents will bring their children.
“My mother encouraged me to bring my deaf and mute child to the school, I had doubts in the beginning but now I feel so proud of my child “, said Dhlamini.
The state of the art school was built at a total value of 300 million rands as confirmed by Gauteng infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo, who was among the dignitaries present at the event.
The school has different sporting facilities including indoor swimming pool and accommodation.
MEC Lesufi indicated that the province will by 2019, built 25 LSEN schools.