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South African school integrates migrants into the system

South African school integrates migrants into the system

South Africa

A school in South Africa, Sacred Heart Centre, has integrated its system to accommodate several refugee children who have faced maligned rejection by many learning institutions in the country.

South Africa was hit by savage anti-immigrant violence in 2008, when 62 people were killed, and again in 2015 when there were at least seven deaths.

According to the college head Collin Northmore, the school became a multi-racial school in 1976, and considered the treatment of refugee children in South Africa to be a new social injustice.”

Each day when lessons end at this school, children fill up the empty classrooms to be taught by migrant teachers

The children, aged between five and 13, all dress in smart blue uniforms for their classes which focus on English and maths.

The school where annual fees are up to $6,000, is equipped with a chapel, two libraries and several tennis courts — a far cry from the facilities of a typical South African state school.

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