We sat down with young people, principals and teachers to ask them, "How do we better create inclusive schools in South Africa?"
Their answers give us insight, a pause for reflection, and hope.
Over the past few years, it has become clear that the path of transformation in schools since 1994 has not led South Africa’s education system to where we had hoped it could be. Through tweets, posts and protests in schools, it has become clear that in many schools, children of colour don’t feel they belong.
In writing the book, A School Where I Belong, we sat down with young people who attended former Model-C and private schools, as well as principals and teachers, to reflect on transformation and belonging in their schools. These filmed reflections are honest and insightful.