The town of Mohlaletse in South Africa
began to reevaluate its schooling situation when the number of
students in a classroom reached 100. Macbe Primary School was
established in 1981, and has grown significantly in the last 22 years.
The community began raising money for the construction three new
classrooms to alleviate the overcrowding. Earlier this year, a
foundation for the classrooms was laid, and the walls were
constructed. This was done by asking every family to contribute a sum
of money, one bag of cement, water and transportation of the materials
to the construction site. There came a point, however, when they
realized that outside help would be needed to fund the waterproofing
of the classrooms, the roof and electricity. Once these aspects are
funded, the community will be able to provide smaller class sizes and
a better education for its students.