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Conscientising your children about dealing with racism in school.

Whether we like it or not, we are living in a society that is still battling with issues of racism. We’ve seen it across different parts of the world – recently we’ve seen social movements that have forced the world to really introspect and confront racism.

South Africa is no exception to this. In the public letter titled Wake Up St Anne’s more than 40 girls shared their stories of events they regarded as prejudiced towards them – flagging racism as the main issue.

This week on #TheSitDownParenting, we speak to Mbali Shongwe, former Head Girl at Saint Anne’s about the burden chidren bear in our education system because of the overflow of systemic racism into our schooling systems.

 

 

Guest: Mbali Shongwe

Mbali Shongwe is a 21 year old student studying History and Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an St Anne’s Diocesan College old girl and served the College as the Head Girl of 2017.

Mbali is the founder of Mindful(I) Organization which is a mental health non-profit which aims to destigmatize mental illness and provide access to mental health tools and health care for the black South African youth.

 

Notes

This week on #TheSitDownParenting, we speak to Mbali Shongwe, former Head Girl at Saint Anne’s about the burden children bear in our education system because of the overflow of systemic racism into our schooling systems
Mbali Shongwe is a 21 year old student studying History and Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an St Anne’s Diocesan College old girl and served the College as the Head Girl of 2017.
Whether we like it or not, we are living in a society that is still battling with issues of racism. We’ve seen it across different parts of the world – recently we’ve seen social movements that have forced the world to really introspect and confront racism.
South Africa is no exception to this. In the public letter titled Wake Up St Anne’s, more than 40 girls shared their stories of events they regarded as prejudiced towards them – flagging racism as the main issue.