CUT introduces library

2016-08-17 06:00
TWO gr. R learners, Rethabile Macholo (left) and Kamohelo Fikweni, show their reading skills by reading a storybook in the presence of Maki Maile, the librarian of the Central University of Technology . Photo: Supplied

TWO gr. R learners, Rethabile Macholo (left) and Kamohelo Fikweni, show their reading skills by reading a storybook in the presence of Maki Maile, the librarian of the Central University of Technology . Photo: Supplied

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THE Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein, has made a worthy donation of education material to the Tsholetsang Primary School in Bloemfontein on 22 July.

This gesture was in partnership with book publishers and suppliers, Van Schaik and Sherwood. The gesture was in line with Nelson Mandela’s belief that “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.”

Items included tables, cupboards, shelves, chairs and books, as well as equipment such as computers.

The donation will help with the education of future leaders and the inculcation of a culture of reading in young minds.

The aim of the project is to give access to information and increase information literacy at schools. The CUT recognises the importance of a library for the school and how knowledge can be applied to bring about social and technological innovations and solutions for the central region.

Prof. Henk de Jager, deputy vice-chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement, has pledged to continue supporting initiatives, giving school children access to reading and learning to increase information literacy so that they can be CUT graduates in the future.

“You must make use of this library and study hard. Through education and hard work, you can become anything you want in life. Make use of this opportunity and don’t miss a single day of school,” he said.

Juliano Kabamba, CUT’s librarian, has expressed his happiness about the initiative.

“It means planting a seed of success in the school and strengthening collaboration.”

Walter Mokhele, acting principal at the Tsholetsang Primary School, has expressed his gratitude towards CUT and partners for recognising and choosing his school as the beneficiary.

“As a school, we are thankful. Most of the township schools do not have proper facilities and resources.

“Thank you to the role players who made it their responsibility to see our dream come true.

“Our learners now have a library and they will learn how to use it, but most importantly, improve their reading ability and share their knowledge,” said Mokhele.

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