The Michael Komape Campaign: The Struggle for Quality Infrastructure in South African Schools

Infrastructure inadequacies, scarce resources, and overcrowding are defining characteristics of countless schools that serve learners across South Africa. In response to these challenges, in 2010, Equal Education, a South African movement of learners demanding quality and equality in education, launched a “Campaign for Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.” To ensure Equal Education can inform communities of the existence of this law and their responsibility to hold the government accountable, NMAP created a video that documents the poor conditions at schools in the Eastern Cape, and captures first-person accounts from students, teachers, principals, and parents of how unsafe conditions and inadequate facilities negatively impact learning.