Primary school given mobile library

2016-07-27 06:00
PHOTO: nicole john At the handover of the mobile library (from left) Msunduzi Babu Baijoo (Msunduzi Municipality speaker), Irshan Rajcoomar (Greenhill Primary principal), Bonnie Majola (Standard Bank PBM region regional manager), Ahmed Motala (New Africa Education Foundation), Mike Amod (motivational speaker) and Chris Ndlela (Msunduzi Municipality mayor).

PHOTO: nicole john At the handover of the mobile library (from left) Msunduzi Babu Baijoo (Msunduzi Municipality speaker), Irshan Rajcoomar (Greenhill Primary principal), Bonnie Majola (Standard Bank PBM region regional manager), Ahmed Motala (New Africa Education Foundation), Mike Amod (motivational speaker) and Chris Ndlela (Msunduzi Municipality mayor).

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GREENHILL Primary School was recently the beneficiary of a mobile library, courtesy of Standard Bank and Ahmed Motala from the New Africa Education Foundation.

Greenhill Primary pupils come from communities which do not have access to a library.

Principal Irshan Rajcoomar said at the handover that they are overjoyed with the donation as it will provide pupils with good reading skills.

“We are committed to raising the quality of education for every child and help them reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. Your donation makes our vision a reality and further assists us to ensure that every child is literate,” he said.

Msunduzi Municipality Mayor Chris Ndlela applauded the donation made by the sponsors and encouraged them to continue supporting education in the city.

“When you are educated you have a chance to become everything you want to be. You know that you have to work hard for things that you want and then treasure them when you get it.

“Education is the only vehicle that can make you a better person. The doors have been opened for you to be able to prosper,” he said.

Guests at the handover were treated to plays, poems and reading recitals by Greenhill Primary pupils who showed tremendous talent, even at their young age. Pupils as young as five rendered items with the programme director of the event a pupil as well.

This mobile library can be wheeled from one classroom to another, which makes it easily accessible to all pupils.

Motala, who has been instrumental in getting mobile libraries for many KZN schools, said the power of books should never be underestimated.

“Books are a luxury for most schools and I think we have chosen the right school because we can see the hard work and dedication of the teachers.

“We each have a responsibility to make the nation literate, starting at the most important phase, the foundation phase,” he said.

We each have a responsibility to make the nation literate, starting at the most important phase, the foundation phase

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