A FACELIFT for the KwaKomani Comprehensive school library is in progress after the school won a debate competition worth of R80 000 from Standard Bank.
The bank’s provincial public sector manager Rogers Siyengo said the school received the cash prize in July on Mandela Day at an event that was hosted in partnership with SABC and the Mhlobo Wenene radio station.
“We are here as Standard Bank staff in partnership with Rak consulting and events company responsible for managing the bank’s corporate social investment make over project of the school’s library. Our major focus is on education – we are doing a number of projects in the Eastern Cape. Next week we will be in Graaff-Reinet at Isibane Primary School and Humansdorp at St Patrick School, and another school in Alice to place container libraries. We recently placed one at a school called Joe Slovo in Port Elizabeth.”
He said the aim was to make the library to look and feel attractive in order for pupils to desire to make use the facility.
“When the revamp is done we will place four touch screens computers which will be loaded with electronic learning material. The touch screens will provide learners with revision material such as study aids for the past three years exam papers. We will also give them interactive soft copies along with hard copies. They will be able to excess all the research information they need from the computers.
Libraries are very important in our community schools – as a result about 60% of our projects are focused on early foundation education. Last year a 100 early childhood practitioners graduated after receiving training from Libode and this year we will have graduates in November.”