Primary Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited Emuseni Day Care Centre in Orlando West, Soweto. The purpose of the visit was to engage with educators and learners and participate in play-based learning and reading activities with learners.
A State Visit to South Africa
The visit of the Belgian Monarch, His Majesty Prince Philippe, and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Kingdom of Belgium was at the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphosa. On Thursday, the President hosted the Belgian Monarch at the Union Buildings, where the two countries engaged in Official Talks to advance bilateral relations.
A Statement from the Basic Education Department
In a statement released by the Basic Education Department, it was announced that Minister Motshekga and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde would visit the center to engage with educators and learners and to participate in play-based learning and reading activities.
“I’m excited to welcome Her Majesty Queen Mathilde to our beautiful country,” said Minister Motshekga. “It’s an honor to have her visit Emuseni Day Care Centre and engage with our educators and learners. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Belgium through educational initiatives.”
The visit of the Belgian Monarch and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde is a testament to the importance of education in building strong international relationships. It is an opportunity for South Africa to showcase its educational programs and initiatives and to learn from countries such as Belgium, which has a long history of academic excellence.
As South Africa continues to focus on providing quality education to all its citizens, international partnerships and collaborations are crucial. Through initiatives such as this visit, South Africa can continue strengthening its educational systems and becoming a global education community leader.