This #MandelaMonth, the National Reading Coalition (NRC)
launched a book drive activation by donating to 10 schools, ‘mini
library on wheels’ filled with 300 Home Languages and 50 English
Books across three provinces equipped with 300 indigenous
languages and 50 English books.
The initiative is designed to leverage off the celebrations and grow
the #ReadingRevolutionby addressing the reading challenge
through providing NRC selected schools access to age – appropriate books. This also addresses one of the value chain areas of the
coalition – Access To Relevant Reading Material.
The first stop, in the 2 -week activation was Ditheku Primary
School on Mandela Day, in Marapong, Lephalale. The school has
1 385 learners, although established in 2012, has a shortage of
Sepedi reading material which will be partly addressed by the
library on wheels donated by the NRC.
Through a collaboration with Siyafunda – Donate a Book, a reading
NGO based in Gauteng, “library on wheels” were built using
industrial bins and added book shelves.
This activation was received well by learners, teachers and the
Principal Mpho Francina expressed her gratitude and said “This
means so much to our school. All reading material provided by the
coalition will help us better equip our learners to become better
Our next stop in growing the #ReadingRevolution is
N’wa – Xindzhele Primary School located in Dan, Nkowankowa,
Follow us on Twitter @THE_NECT for more information on our #MandelaMonthactivation.