Books boost for Buck Road

2017-05-16 06:00
Johan Tinderholem, provincial manager of Avbob in the Western Cape (sitting) reads to some of the learners of Buck Road Primary from the new library trolley donated to the school. Standing from left are principal Gerardene Herbert, Faiq Salie (chairperson of the school governing body), and Scholtz Smit, Natasha Lategan, Fiona Abrahams and Jannie Jacobs, all representatives of Avbob.PHOTOS: gary van dyk

Johan Tinderholem, provincial manager of Avbob in the Western Cape (sitting) reads to some of the learners of Buck Road Primary from the new library trolley donated to the school. Standing from left are principal Gerardene Herbert, Faiq Salie (chairperson of the school governing body), and Scholtz Smit, Natasha Lategan, Fiona Abrahams and Jannie Jacobs, all representatives of Avbob.PHOTOS: gary van dyk

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The learners of Buck Road Primary School in Lotus River are celebrating having plenty to read with a donation of a library trolley.

Last week Wednesday the school welcomed representatives of the Avbob Foundation who handed the library trolley filled with books to the school.

Johan Tinderholem, provincial manager of Avbob, said on Wednesday they were happy to help the school with the donation to play a significant role in educating future leaders.

“Our donation to this school will help to create a reading culture within the school and hopefully spread into the community as well,” he said.

“Besides this donation our foundation has also pledged to donate 50 container libraries to schools all over South Africa over a five-year period. Forty of these libraries have already been installed.”

He added that the true value of the books lay in the role they would play in the development of the learners’ minds.

“Books open your mind to your dreams,” he told the learners. “Never believe that you are not as good as learners who grow up in wealthy areas or who attend schools with all the amenities and resources at hand.

“If you believe in yourself, take those opportunities offered to you and work hard, you can achieve great things.”

Gerardene Herbert, principal of the school, was grateful for the donation but said the school needed more books to fill their library.

“We welcome this donation from the foundation but we are still looking for some help to fill the shelves of our library,” she said at the handover.

“Two years ago we were lucky to get a new school building and we are very happy about that, but now we have a new library and media room and are still looking to stock it with resources.

“While our partnership with this foundation is ongoing we are looking for more partners to make the learning experience for our learners more exciting.”

V For more information on the school’s needs call 021 706 3683.

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