There’s nothing like a good book to transport us out of our everyday lives and into a world where anything is possible as long as there are still words to be read. This is a sentiment that our students share, as was evident at the launch of our mobile library in the 2nd term of 2013.
A reading club has been set up in partnership with the Little Lambs crèche next door for our students to spread literacy as a shared source of joy with the younger children of Mandela Park. Each day there is a spread for the students to choose from.
Of course our book collection would not be possible without the help of both corporate sponsors and Hout Bay community members alike. Most notable of which is the partnership we have enjoyed with local author and book enthusiast, Dorothy Dyer, and the wonderful team at Fundza. Their generous donation of over 80 excellent local titles has transformed our library.
Ms Muller, a Mathematics and English teacher at Silikamva has a connection to the Vulindlela reading club in Langa. It was this connection that inspired the start of our own reading club.