New library for primary school pupils
THE underprivileged pupils of Shuponga Primary School in Inanda received a nudge towards a brighter future with the opening of a library earlier this week.
The library boasts an inventory of 1 182 fiction and nonfiction books which will be for the senior primary section while each junior primary school classroom will have access to 60 books total ling another 780 books.
The principal, Zakhele Luthuli, said at the opening on Wednesday: “I am delighted with the school’s new library and book corner as I believe it is just the boost the pupils need heading into the new term. Having a library at an underprivileged school will create a real impact on the lives of our pupils.”
The initiative was led by Durbanbased NPO, The LEARN Project, which distributes children’s books and educa tional resources in the province.
Founder of LEARN, Roslynne Toerien, said: “Libraries are a source of information and knowledge and the project believes that through these kinds of initiatives, pupils can take encouragement that readers make leaders.”
The project’s research said schools had shown that pupils’ marks improved by up to 55% when their schools had library and reading material.