UP students donate books to Mamelodi schools

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The aim of the donation was to upgrade school libraries in Mamelodi. The recipients were Gatang Comprehensive High School, Sikhanyisile Primary School and Legora Primary School.

The schools were identified through the help of the University's Librarian Miss Thembi Hadebe as well as the director of Mamelodi Campus Mr Edwin Smith.

The SRC donated about 500 text books covering the following domains: Biology, Sports, Health Sciences, History & Geography, English, Drama, Art, Mathematics, novels as well as inspirational books.

“The books cover both syllabus and non-syllabus work. For example mathematics books cover high school algebra, calculus and geometry and inspirational books are for balancing their lives as human beings (thus not all necessarily academic orientated). Novels are for leisure, etc,” said Daffodils Seele – serving in the SRC’s office for External Liaison and Community Development at the University of Pretoria.

The books were sponsored by Rotary International through the Rotary Club of Benoni van Ryn District 9300 in South Africa.

“Community work is part of the portfolios we have because we are aware and take seriously the social responsibility that we have,” added Seele.

Mamelodi books hand over

Yolande vd Westhuizen, SRC chairperson, and
Goodwill Skhosana of Gatang High School take part in a drumming session
to celebrate the book donation


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