Former South African High Commissioner to Tanzania, Thandi Lujabe-Rankoe made this appeal over the weekend when she visited Filbert Bayi Schools in Mkuza area of Kibaha District, Coast Region.
Rankoe represented South Africa in Tanzania from 2002 to 2009.
She said currently many children are lucky as they are attending schools with some necessities available unlike in the past when many were lacking learning materials.
“It’s high time for you to work hard in your education. These days many children are very lucky as they get many education requirements; in our days things were very difficult,” she said.
Lujabe-Rankoe who was a leader of African National Congress (ANC) branch in Norway during apartheid also donated some of the books she wrote, named ‘Two Nations One Dream’ and ‘A dream Fulfilled.’
Rankoe also thanked the government and people of Tanzania for hosting freedom struggle fighters in Mazimbu School (now the Solomon Mahlangu Institute) in Morogoro Region.
She said the camp and Tanzania remain in the minds and hearts of people in her country.
The school director, Filbert Bayi lauded the South African envoy for visiting the school and inspiring students, teachers and management.