GPL hosted its annual Children’s Sector Parliament today at Mbolekwa Sports Complex in Atteridgeville in the City of Tshwane.

Themed: ‘Making your future work better. Learning from Madiba’, this Sector Parliament aims to empower children to participate in legislative processes, as well as encourage ‘born-frees’ to debate issues facing them as well as recommend solutions to government.

The following topics were discussed:

  • Learner-on-Learner violence in schools
  • Teenage pregnancies and effect on schools
  • Investing in children to grow South Africa’s economy and to enable them to participate in World Skills Competitions (Introduction of scarce Skills courses from Primary school level- Is South Africa doing enough?
  • The importance of balancing programmes aimed at both boys and girls (the tragic repercussions of neglecting a boy child)
  • Learner participation in politics and voting.

Children’s Sector Parliament 2019 photos