Claremont school thrilled with new library

Rosmead Central Primary School pupils inside the new library, from left, are Grade 6 Kazadi Joyce, Grade 3 Mvundle Anothando, Grade 7 Cotiyana Olo and Grade 3 Elijah Umile.

Rosmead Central Primary school pupils are settling into their new library which was made possible by a donation from a non-profit organisation.

The 60m² prefabricated library, which opened on International Literacy Day, Wednesday September 8, replaces the shipping container that served as the Claremont school’s library previously.

The new library was funded by Breadline Africa, a Capricorn-based non-profit that specialises in improving children’s literacy.

School principal, Rebecca Tono-Nazo said Breadline Africa had approached the school in July last year.

“They have done a sterling job, in putting up the structure, the whole Breadline Africa team was at the school on the day before the launch to move the books and the shelves from the container to the new library,” Ms Tono-Nazo said.

Breadline’s director Marion Wagner said they had been happy to support the school.

Literacy was critical for children’s long-term success and the high-level skills needed by a nation to address poverty and inequality.

Ms Tono-Nazo said the school is now looking for a full-time librarian. Email her at tononazo@rcps.co.za for more information.

The new Rosmead Central Primary School library.