Young writers noticed

2018-11-21 06:02

The Free State Department of Education marked International Children’s Day on Tuesday, 8 November, by honouring four prodigy writers.

The enterpri­sing writers are Naledi Moretsi, Karabo Ranpsho, Zizipho Nyulu and Mzwandile Majenge.

The four were recognised at an occasion held at the Simson Sefuthi Hall in Botshabelo.

Each of the four published a story book that they have written in their respective home languages, which is Tswana and Xhosa.

The books were published in 2012 while they were in Gr. 3 at the Daluxolo Primary School and the Rutang Primary School in Bloemfontein.

Naledi and Karabo are now in Gr. 9 at the Tsoseletso Secondary School, and Zizipho and Mzwandile are Gr. 9 learners at the CommTech Secondary School in Bloemfontein.

The International Children’s Day is celebrated annually.

This is done to honour children globally and to protect them against any circumstances endangering their lives and to allow them access to the right to education.

Coinciding with the recognition of the prodigy writers, approximately 5 590 story books, written in Xhosa and Tswana, were donated.

The books will be distributed to 63 schools in the Motheo District to develop learners’ creative writing skills.

The process started as a pilot project to deve­lop learners’ writing skills in Gr. 3.

The project has since expanded to include both Gr. 1 and Gr. 2 learners.

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