On Wednesday, 25 April 2012, Equal Education (EE) will open a library at Sosebenza Primary School, in Khayelitsha.
The library at Sosebenza Primary has been inactive since 2006 because of a lack of resources. This will be the seventeenth library opened by the Bookery – an EE project that was launched in 2010. The Bookery acts as a depot where books that are suitable for either primary or secondary school learners can be donated by the public. Teams of volunteers then sort, shelve, cover, label and catalogue the books using the latest computer software.
The library will be opened the same week that World Book Day will be celebrated. Libraries are a vital part of a school. Currently 92% of South Africa’s schools do not have libraries. Without libraries learners cannot conduct research for school projects or access literature for personal reading. A library is also a central place in a school where learners can study in a quiet, safe environment.
Guest speakers at the opening will include Western Cape MEC for Education, Donald Grant, and EE’s Coordinator, Doron Isaacs.
Members of the press are invited to arrive at 12h45. Sosebenza is on Nkululeko Drive, M Section, 5B Khayelitsha.
For more information please contact Cosmas Mabeya (Head of the Bookery) on 082 298 9972 or Brad Brockman on 072 267 8489.