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Learners take a stand against femicide

For the past few weeks the country has been faced with attacks on women; some were not lucky enough to survive.

In a community like Kraaifontein where it has been said that abuse on women and young girls is a norm, learners from Scottsdene High School have taken a stand against these attacks.

In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday 3 September, the Columba Leaders of the school came in solidarity to show support to all the victims.

In under 24 hours, the video clip was shared over 250 times.

Speaking to Tygerburger, creative arts teacher, Clirene Lottering said the idea to do something with the learners came after she saw posts about slain University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana on social media.

“After seeing what had happened to Uyinene, I thought that it is fitting that we do something to create awareness on abuse and femicide,” Lottering said.

She was touched by the story, mostly because these are the kinds of things that frequently happen in the community.

“I wanted the learners to make people, especially government, aware how we have been affected by what has been happening in society and the learners were the perfect voice.

“I thought that if the learners became that voice, people will listen,” Lottering said she did not expect the post to be so wildly shared on social media in such a short space of time.

“The fact that we also have children at our school who have been through abuse, I have hopes that this post will get people speaking up against abuse.”

Principal Peter Links said when he saw the video, he felt proud of the learners for taking a stand against abuse.

“Whenever one reads the newspapers or watch the focus is always on other people, but here at our school we have learners who have been victims of abuse,” he said.

Links said these sorts of things happen frequently in the community.

“I am proud that children from this very same community have raised their voices and took a stand against abuse.”

To watch the video, visit https://bit.ly/2m04KdB.

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