Literacy day celebrated

2015-11-04 06:00
Photo: supplied The team seen with their certificates at the Literacy Day celebrations.

Photo: supplied The team seen with their certificates at the Literacy Day celebrations.

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MANDENI Libraries commemorated Literacy Day recently at the Ndulinde Library.

About 500 pupils from local schools around Ndulinde area came in their numbers to mark the celebration.

The aim of the Literacy Day celebration is to encourage people to read and write.

The theme for Literacy Day, according to the United Nations was “Literacy and Sustainable Societies”.
The theme emanated from the fact that literacy is a key driver for sustainable development and new technologies including mobile telephone also offer fresh opportunities associated with sustainable development.

Literacy Day held in Ndulinde Library was accompanied by the handover of computer literacy certificate to about 70 computer pupils who have completed the computer literacy programme.

The team at the library was honoured to be visited by a renowned story teller and the author of various books Dr Gcina Mhlophe.

Mhlophe directed the programme for the day and encouraged pupils present to be readers and strive for excellence.

Mhlophe further donated few books to the schools who attended the Literacy Day celebration.

Dr Sibusiso Ntuli who is a distinguish academic from University of KwaZulu-Natal and a resident of Ndulinde was also present and he motivated pupils to read on a continuous basis and use social network in a productive way not for unnecessary things.

Councillor Molly Reddy gave key note address at the event, and concluded by handing over computer literacy certificate.

As part of celebrating local heritage, there were number of traditional items that were rendered by schools as well as poetry.

- Supplied

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