At 8:00 this morning, 3 children were killed, and several others injured, when a school walkway collapsed at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark. On behalf of The Educational Psychology Association of South Africa (EPASSA), we are devastated by the loss of life sustained at Hoërskool Driehoek.
As an organisation committed to preserving the mental health of children, individuals, families, and communities, we understand that this will have left family members and fellow learners traumatised and grief stricken. We recognise the need for support for all involved, including educators and parents.
EPASSA is committed to assisting all involved parties in accessing counselling and therapeutic services following this traumatic event.