On This Day 40 Years Ago – Thousands of black school kids demand a high quality education in their own language!

On 16th June 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, thousands of black school children took to the streets in a column more than half a mile long to protest about the inferior quality of their education and to demand the right to be taught in their own language:

From  1991 onward the 16th June became the International Day of the African Child.

On this 26th special day celebrating the protest that  took place 40 years ago today, I would like to say that while I whole-heartedly admire what they did and agree that protesting is sometimes necessary and can get results, the best results for yourself are always achieved by being ambitious and having the motivation to set an objective which you spend your life achieving .
My mum, Boikanyo Trust Phenyo, did just that and inspired Lance Greenfield to write a book called Eleven Miles ! If you too need inspiration you could not do better than read this amazing story! I have and, having started my life in the UK at the early age of eleven on this day 7 years ago  because of my mum’s success, what limits can there be to what I achieve in the next eleven years! 🙂

From the country that gave birth to Amantle Montsho and Mma Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency we discover the amazing life of Boitumelo Hope Tumelo who walked 11 miles to school every day without fail!
From the country that gave birth to Amantle Montsho and Mma Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency we discover the amazing life of Boitumelo Hope Tumelo who walked eleven miles to school every day without fail!

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