Pupils enter school for ‘Handevat’ project

2016-05-19 06:00

Two matric learners from Muir College, namely Aphiwe Zinto and Trent Burness entered their school into the ATKV Handevat project this term and succeeded.

The ATKV Handevat project is a community service programme where the goal is to motivate a school from a privileged community to tackle a constructive, sustainable project with a school in a disadvantaged community.

The project, jointly undertaken by the two schools, must be implemented in the disadvantaged community, for the benefit of the less privileged community.

Muir College was chosen as one of the top 15 schools in the country to take part in the ATKV Handevat project.

ATKV will analyse the schools’ progress throughout the project and then decide which school wins.

The prizes are (for both schools): 1st Place R30 000, 2nd Place R20 000, 3rd Place R10 000

“The under privileged school we have partnered up with is Little Flower R.C Primary School,” said Aphiwe Zinto from Muir College.

“Little Flower is a Catholic school with 643 learners. The school has a ‘no fee’ status due to its poverty profile since 2012. Having to close down their previous small library for classroom expansion, the 643 children have had no way to research or get books for leisure reading.

“Because of scarce resources the school is unable to establish and run a resourceful library. Therefore Muir College decided to renovate the library of Little Flower R.C Primary School,” said Zinto.

Muir's school library will assist Little Flower learners in that; it is central to learning and easily accessible to the learners of Little Flower and it also plays a key role as a place for encouraging innovation, curiosity, and problem solving. The library is a catalyst for literacy and reading and for teaching and scaffolding inquiry learning.

Muir College intends to increase and replace the books in the current library, to get three computers and to restore the library so that it is appealing to the children.

Muir College with the assistance from the community is hoping to get donated books, posters, stationery, shelves and financial support.

  • For more information contact the teacher in charge of the project Hanel Stone at hanel.stone@gmail.com or Muir College.

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