Bringing books to life at Roodepoort Primary School

| 15 November 2016

JOHANNESBURG –15 November 2016 - Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has once again teamed up with its CSI partner, the Edu-Care Foundation, bringing a bright and cheerful reading corner to the Foundation Phase learners at Roodepoort Primary School in Davidsonville, Roodepoort. This marks the eleventh reading corner created by the two organisations, for schools across the country.

“Initially, we were allocated with a very small room for the reading corner, but a class of 30 learners had to be broken up into groups of 10 to enjoy the books donated,” explains Laetitia Coetzer, special projects manager at Konica Minolta South Africa. “The school’s new principal, Mr Naicker, realising how much the pupils were enjoying their reading time, then earmarked an entire classroom that could be converted into both a reading corner and a library - a space that could accommodate an entire class at one time and from which all learners at the school could benefit.”

The Edu-Care Foundation, an educational organisation providing essential school equipment to underprivileged and vulnerable children in all communities, visits Roodepoort Primary every Friday for a story telling session with Foundation Phase pupils (grades one to three) and will also be assisting the school on Saturdays to help learners further develop their reading and writing skills.

“Our goal is to see that Roodepoort Primary’s learners achieve high marks and also gain confidence as their reading improves,” says Daleen Havenga, founder of the Edu-Care Foundation. “We are looking forward to these children achieving a great and beautiful future; they are our future leaders, doctors and lawyers and it is a great pleasure for us to invest in their future.”

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