Edlelweni Public Primary school male teachers recently showed their appreciation for women by dressing up as females to help celebrate Women’s Month.
Principal, Zukisani Sondlo, said the school took a different approach in commemorating what he described as “a special day” for women. “The day was to celebrate and appreciate the role of women in our society. The day was to also recognise their importance and to raise awareness to our pupils.”
Sondlo said although the school had been observing Women’s Day in the past, they decided to include sporting activities this year to involve teachers and scholars and to create a fun filled environment.
Sporting codes included netball, aerobics and volley ball where pupils played against their teachers.
“The day proved to be a very exciting one as some of our male teachers imitated women by dressing up and demonstrating their beauty.” Sondlo stated the important participation of officials from the department of social development who were present at the school on the day. He said the department gave educational talks on child abuse and touched on issues relating to a girl child.
“A message that I had conveyed to the pupils is that they can achieve greater things in life if they believe in themselves. We have women who are engineers and women who are inventors. There is more to them than being a girl child,” said Sondlo
One of the male teachers, Sibongiseni Nduna, who was dressed up as a female figure said the aim was to put women abuse to an end. “We wanted to show how we appreciate and value women. We recognise their worth and acknowledge all that they do.”