WCFM Book Drive turning the pages
THE East London community can gear up for an exciting inaugural Wild Coast FM Book Drive which aims to make reading fun.
One of the people behind the drive, Caviner Ruiters, said he saw a need for this initiative after entering the Justice Pageants last year.
“I noticed underprivileged schools’ pupils had problems with reading,” Ruiters said.
Joining forces with retired teacher Andrew McIntyre, they identified three schools as beneficiaries of the initiative this year.
The two then approached Wild Coast FM (WCFM) to be part of this project. Station manager Wayne Naylor said education is a fundamental cornerstone and this is a worthwhile project to be involved in.
Department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac) spokesman Andile Nduna said the department has donated 173 books.
Primary schools benefiting, include Parkside, Cranberry and Aqua Vista.
Ruiters said the public can donate books at drop-off points at PNA in Nahoon and WCFM at Crossways, as well as getting involved with the reading programme. Collection will start from July 30 until the end of August.
The initiative also has a Facebook page – Wild Coast FM Book Drive 2018. Contact Ruiters on 073-078-6966.