Christmas Tinto Primary School

45m2 prefabricated library and media centre Date Launched 23 November 2023 Location Strand, Western Cape No of children 1468 children Year started 2012 In 2012, Christmas Tinto Primary School was established in an impoverished community in Strand, Cape Town. This is a no-fee-paying school and is made up entirely of prefabricated units. Learners come from […]

Springvalley Primary School

30m² prefabricated library Date Launched 30 May 2023 Location Thubelihle, Mpumalanga No of children 248 children Year started 1962 Impact achieved • Springvalley Primary School was founded by Pastor Becker and classes range from Grade R to Grade 7. The learners come from neighbouring farms and a nearby township known as Thubelihle, near the town […]

Sokhanyo Primary School

30m² prefabricated library Date Launched 26 May 2023 Location Gugulethu, Western Cape No of children 387 children Year started 1963 Impact achieved • Sokhanyo Primary School, in Gugulethu on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town did not have a library and relied on classroom reading corners for literacy support. The new library offers […]

Ikhwezilesizwe Primary School

60m² prefabricated library Date Launched 26 May 2023 Location Khayelitsha, Western Cape No of children 1,077 children Year started 1985 Impact achieved • When Khayelitsha was established in 1985, Ikhwezilesizwe Primary School was the second school to open in the community. Today, its learners are drawn from poverty-stricken families and most parents are unemployed and […]

Senianya Primary School

30m² prefabricated library Date Launched 27 March 2023 Location Acornhoek, Mpumalanga No of children 712 children Year started 1990 Impact achieved • Senianya Primary School, is located in Acornhoek, a semi-rural town situated in Mpumalanga province. It was established in 1990 and offers Grade R to 7 classes for 712 boys and girls. • The […]

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

48m² Prefabricated Therapeutic Library Date Launched 21 February 2023 Location Athlone, Cape Town No of children 70 children Year started 1999 Impact achieved • When the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children opened in 1999, it was the first multi one-stop centre for abused women and children in the country, with a substance abuse […]

Mpumalanga Libraries: Mogolane, Mokokwane and Pitas Primary Schools

3 x 30m² prefabricated libraries Date Launched 7 September 2022 Location Bushbuckridge, Matibidi, Leroro Village Mpumalanga No of children Mogolane – 622Mokokwane – 238Pitas – 271 Year started Mogolane – 1979Mokokwane – 1993Pitas – 1993 Impact achieved • Funding received from Glencore International and an individual donor made it possible to provide new library facilities […]

Christian David Moravian Primary School

36m² prefabricated library with 800 new storybooks Date Launched 16 August 2022 Location Steenberg Cape Town Western Cape No of children 411 children Year started The school was established in 1937 Impact achieved •The Christian David Moravian Primary School’s wish was to have access to a functional library with local language and age-appropriate books to […]

Noluthando School for the Deaf

Noluthando School for the Deaf was established in 1988 as a special needs education centre in Khayelitsha, serving 303 learners between the ages of three and 18 years. Learners are drawn from various communities, but the majority are from Xhosa-speaking families. The principal, Ayanda Ncinane, seeks to create equal opportunities for all the learners and […]

Tshaneni Primary School

South African poet, Bridget Dore summed it up perfectly when she wrote: “’ You cannot leave Africa,’ Africa said.‘It is always with you, there inside your head.Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints;our drumbeats counting out your pulse;our coastline the silhouette of your soul.’” 15-year-old New Yorker, Colin Bloom, whose father […]

Weltevreden Valley Core Primary School

There couldn’t be a better day to officially open a library than on Valentine’s Day! On 14 February, the 1,478 children and teachers of Weltevreden Valley Core Primary School officially took ownership of their fully stocked and equipped 18m² prefabricated unit. It was made possible through the generosity of the Novus Holdings Future Foundations Initiative, […]