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18 September 2020

Rustenburg – Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys is a school for learners with severe intellectual disabilities. They cater to a wide range of disabilities that includes more serious cases of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).

Although the school receives government funding, it does not cover all their expenses and their governing body (SGB) employs several teachers and class assistants to ensure that they can keep their classes small and the quality of their education at the highest possible level. Their school fees are kept to a minimum, but because of the situation in most homes, not all parents can afford it and must be subsidised by the SGB through fundraisers and community donations.

Due to COVID-19, the school can only host one fundraiser this year and decided to not only raise funds but also raise awareness about FAS on Friday 15 October. They will distribute leaflets, posters, and wear their awareness stickers and funky socks. Show your support by purchasing a sticker and flaunting your funky socks.

According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of FAS in South Africa is the highest in the world. The damage caused by consuming alcohol while pregnant is permanent, irreversible and preventable so help to spread the word.

For more information contact Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys on 014 597 0491 or rtbbuitenbgewoneskool@telkomsa.net.

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