Sigh of relief over new library

2017-03-30 06:02
Entle Lentore, learner, Noloyiso Mthimba-Dube, principal, and Kwanda Ngcukayithobi, learner, are happy after the launch of library at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School, on Thursday, in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Entle Lentore, learner, Noloyiso Mthimba-Dube, principal, and Kwanda Ngcukayithobi, learner, are happy after the launch of library at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School, on Thursday, in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Learners at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School in Khayelitsha will no longer be required to walk long distances in search for information, thus putting their lives at risk.

On Thursday last week, the school opened its fully equipped library, thanks to a donation from All Port Cargo Services after they were approached by The Bookery to assist the school last year.

School Principal Noloyiso Mthimba-Dube, said the school has always had a library, which was devoid of books.

“We did have a library, but learners used to go and sit there, because there were no books. Our learners had to walk to Kuyasa Library- which is a bit far- to get information for their school work.

Some learners were not allowed by their parents to walk to the library because they feared for their safety on the streets. It has not been easy for us. We hope that the results will improve now that we have a library at the school. Learners will be able to do research for their school work,” Mthimba-Dube said.

The library is also equipped with computers with library software and internet. There are 1540 learners in the school.

Mthimba-Dube again said the irony is that the school was doing well in sport, although they are faced with the challenge of adequate facilities.

Dube said she was also pleased with their charge’s academic performance.

Sbongile Yoto, operations manager at All Port Cargo Services, said the donation was part of their ongoing support to schools in the townships. “We are happy that we managed to help the learners with books which we believe will help them in their studies.

They will be able to express themselves in any languages and uplift their reading skills. This is part of our outreach programme. We also donated sports kit to learners at Sosebenza (Primary School) in 2012,” Yoto said.

All Port Cargo Services is a shipping company which imports and exports goods for retail shops in the country.

The Bookery is home to the Equal Education Book Drive, which helps schools which presently have library space, but no books and no librarian, by looking for donors for them.

Entle Lentore, Grade 7 learner, said the books came at the time they needed them the most.

“I am very happy, because we were scared when we had to walk to the(Kuyasa) library. Now we are able to get information we need,”

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