SIBONGILE Mthembu’s school is not being properly supported by the education and health departments.
She is the SGB chairwoman at Umlazi’s Mason Lincoln Special School, which caters for kids living with disabilities.
They use Wendy houses and shacks as classrooms because of a lack of funds.
“Mason Lincoln is called a special school only because we have pupils living with disabilities,” said Mthembu.
“But it has no special facilities and has been neglected. Every time a child is sick we’re forced to hire car to rush the kid to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital.
“We have 335 kids who live here, but there’s no in-house nurse.
“There are only two house mothers who look after 155 girls, while two men take care of 180 boys.”
Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited the school last week and promised to send a district health director to assess the situation.
He also promised to send a nurse to the schoosl.
Education spokesman Kwazi Mthethwa said the department was aware of the situation.
“That’s why we have sent a contractor to do renovations, and he will advise what still needs to be done.”