WCFM Book Drive turn­ing the pages

Go! & Express - - NEWS - AMANDA NANO

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.

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