South African Companies Aid WorldBank Book Project Success
The Worldbank Book Project received a substantial boost from South African service-based companies, Communications Management Support and Pro Staff and Labour Outsourcing to deliver 30 000 books to more than 20 schools in the Umlazi school district in the Kwazulu Natal province in South Africa.
The Margot Fonteyn Secondary school, who served as the distribution hub in collaboration with Learning Academy Worldwide, managed the substantial donation that benefited more then 20 schools.
School principals, School district officials and Library directors in the region gathered on 23 June at the Margot Fonteyn Secondary School to officially launch the project. Representing Learning Academy Worldwide, Mr Theophilus van Rensburg Lindzter, reminded delegates of the importance of books in supporting literacy improvement in South Africa.
For many schools, the books provided a renewed interest to re-establish their Libraries as the resource center for learning in their schools. "This moment is also an opportunity to see the value that books bring to expanding the immagination and regain the lost art of listening", explained School Circuit Manager, Ms Mandraj.
Margot Fonteyn Secondary School principal, Mr Ndlovu (seen to the the left of Learning Academy Worldwide founder, Theophilus van Rensburg Lindzter) considered the timing of the donation of books indicative of the value of the moment.
In his vote of thanks, Dawnridge Primary School principal, Mr Pillay carefully delineated the importance of books and promised to take the challenge of making the book donation count for his school and the communities that they serve.
Schools who attended the launch were offered websites funded and maintained for 1 year by Communications Management Support.