A Gauteng primary school’s new library, donated through the Nelson Mandela School Library Project, was officially opened on 28 February 2020.

Excited children, teachers and guests were delighted with Mosioa Primary School’s new library, filled with many new books, from readers to books on topics of interest. The school is in Evaton, near Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle.

Principal NM Magashule and her team were overjoyed with the facilities, while the pupils couldn’t wait to have a turn at walking through the library to see all the books.

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Dignitaries from the Department of Basic Education, the school governing body and the Nelson Mandela School Library Project’s long-term partner, engineering company Hytec, which sponsored this library, attended the launch ceremony.

This is the seventh Hytec-sponsored Nelson Mandela school library. The company is dedicated to supporting the development of children’s literacy and the Nelson Mandela School Library Project and has been involved for eight years.

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Hytec general manager Mike Harrison made a point of encouraging the children to explore the world through books and promised that the company would support more libraries.

Non-executive director of Participate for Good’s Mandela Education Programme Hlubi Mboya Arnold kept the children engaged.

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice’s Soul Buddyz Clubs reading programme was the highlight of the day’s entertainment.