There are many challenges that are negatively impacting the basic education sector but what is clear is that on a daily basis learners are experiencing school environments that are denying them their right to basic education. Learners are being faced with schools that do not have access to basic services such as water, and sanitation; or basic classroom infrastructure such as desks, books, or chairs. Overcrowding in schools is also a systemic issue that government has failed to address, and alarmingly with the recent release of the PIRLS report it is clear that all of these challenges continue to negatively impact the learning outcomes of children who the government is failing to support.