The new sustainably-designed and colourful library that Makro, together with the Shout Foundation, launched at Solomon Mahlangu Primary School.
Makro, in partnership with the Shout Foundation launched a library at Solomon Mahlangu Primary School in Cornubia, last Tuesday.
The longing to afford the pupils of Solomon Mahlangu Primary School with a library was realised after Kevin Sevlann, the principal of the school, expressed the need for a library while Makro was visiting the school.
With excitement written all over their faces over the new colourful library and minds ready to soak up knowledge, the pupils of Solomon Mahlangu Primary School paraded their appreciation at the new information centre.
Speaking to the Phoenix Sun, Leo Manne Manager of Net#work BBDO opened up about how thrilling it was designing the library.
“It was exciting to be part of the team that materialised the library. It was even more exhilarating to see the excitement of the children for their new sustainably-designed and colourful library that not only houses books but happy spaces for children to read and write,” said Manne.
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Public schools cannot function without the support of NGOs and the school is eternally grateful for the opportunity of having children improve their vocabulary and writing skills.
“The library will certainly help our pupils improve their language as well as analytical skills,” Mr Sevlann said.
South Africa’s acclaimed artists, Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane, soon put the new library to use by reading to a group of pupils, who were eager to learn how to read.
Farzana Sonvadi, corporate affairs manager for Makro also said that the opening of the library beautifully aligns with Makro’s support of education.
“We look forward to the library serving as a perfect place for pupils to enjoy reading and wish for the initiative to contribute in establishing a culture of reading and dissemination of knowledge,” Sonvadi added.