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10/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2020 06:57

Presidency on the launch of Kgatlamping Primary School Pink Room Safe Space Initiative

Dr Tshepo Motsepe to address launch of the Kgatlamping Primary School 'Pink Room' Safe Space Initiative

First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe will on Saturday, 10 October 2020, deliver the keynote address at the launch of the Kgatlamping Primary School 'Pink Room' Safe Space Initiative in Tembisa Township, Johannesburg.

Dr Motsepe will undertake this engagement in her capacity as Patron of the South African Civil Society for Women's, Adolescents' and Children's Health (SACSoWACH).

The launch will unveil six refurbished classrooms which will provide social support services, leadership training, entrepreneurial training, career guidance, art training and indoor/outdoor gardening training to young learners.

The 'Pink Room' Safe Space initiative is led by The Pink Forum, a youth-centred non- profit organisation working in Tembisa and Kempton Park.

The Pink Forum aims to respond to a number of socio-economic challenges confronted by youths living in disadvantaged communities. The Pink Room Safe Space initiative through which the Forum is impacting positively on the communities in which it is active.

The launch will be attended by representatives from the Gauteng provincial departments of education and social development, the South African Police Service, Ekurhuleni Municipality, the non-governmental organisation Imbewu and parents. Partnership among these stakeholders has enabled the Kgatlamping Primary School 'Pink Room' Safe Space to become a reality.

The Media Programme is as follows:

Venue: Kgatlamping Primary School
Address: Kgatlamping Primary School
Brian Street, Tembisa
Johannesburg

Session 1

09:50 - Walkabout & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Newly Renovated Classrooms/Pink Rooms by Dr Tshepo Motsepe and Mr Tebogo Mofokeng, Principal of Kgatlamping Primary School

Photo opportunity

Session 2

Community Engagement

11h15 Dr Motsepe delivers keynote address

NOTE TO MEDIA: A pool arrangement is in place for the sharing of audio-visual content for the event. This will enable the event to comply with COVID-19 safety directions.

Media enquiries:
Tyrone Seale - Acting Spokesperson to the President
[email protected](link sends e-mail)