Hytec SA sponsors new containerised library for Thulisa Primary School

As part of its ongoing commitment to social upliftment in Africa, Hytec South Africa donated a new containerised library to Thulisa Primary School, situated in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg.

The new containerised library was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon-cutting on 11 March 2021 by the school principal, Gladys Tibane, the Mandela Day Library project CEO, Robert Coutts, and Hytec South Africa GM, Mike Harrison.

The library is fitted with bookshelves, colourful children’s furniture and 2 000 new books. Over the next 4 years, another 3 000 books will be added to the library shelves.

Gladys Tibane (Thulisa School principal) and Mike Harrison unveil the library

Mike Harrison speaks at the official unveiling of the containerised library at Thulisa Primary School.

This is the 9th containerised library that we have donated to South African schools through our partnership with the Mandela Day Library project.

“Our partnership with the Mandela Day Library project allows us to uplift the South African communities in which we operate. The containerised libraries aim to improve childhood literacy and ensure greater access to books, helping to advance education,” says Mike.

To ensure that the libraries in the programme remain exciting for young students, the Mandela Day Library project rotates the books in each containerised library every few years. “We believe that the sponsorship of the library and the books within it is significant in improving literacy, nurturing curiosity and creating spaces for learning. This is part of our commitment to #ShapeAfrica,” explains Mike.

The new containerised library.

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