Why this site
Our teachers are much more than numbers. They have names, they have families, they had hopes and dreams just like everyone else. We cannot allow them to disappear into South Africa’s statistical records.
For this reason we have created this #rememberourteacherssa campaign to make sure that each and every teacher, official, administrator, admin staff and teaching support person will be remembered and will not just be a number in a news item or press release. Or not being mentioned at all, anywhere.
As our teachers work on the front lines, we are estimating that more than 2000 teachers have died due to Covid-19. Some schools have lost more than one staff member, leaving a whole school community bereft.
What can you do?
- If you know of an educator, lecturer, staff member or educational official who has passed away, please add a post to our Facebook Group or submit their names here, so that their individual lives can be recorded. If you are sharing posts about teachers who have passed on, on social media, remember to add the hashtag #rememberourteacherssa.
- Please add your stories of your departed colleagues and celebrate their lives.
- Show appreciation by acknowledging them with a comment or a like.
- Ask your colleagues to join our Remembrance Group on Facebook (Remember our Teachers SA).
Please use our Hashtag
when posting to social media