Donkey carts �drastically� reduce school dropouts

Pupils transported in a donkey cart
Pupils transported in a donkey cart

Gantsi District Council authorities have hailed the use of donkey carts in their settlements to transport learners to school for a significant decline in school dropouts.

However, statistics were not readily made available to show the extent of the reduction brought upon by the initiative.  Specially nominated council member for Gantsi South, Thato Tshweneyagae revealed this at the United Nations Day where stakeholder engagement in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was stressed.

He was part of a panel that discussed how stakeholder engagement is crucial for implementing the SDGs.

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