Library Makeover for E.A. Janari Primary School

In partnership with Lerato’s Hope, The Bookery and our donors, Wings of Support and the Wilde Ganzen Foundation, we provided E.A. Janari Primary School with a makeover of their school library. 

We donated 1 712 new fiction, non-fiction and reference books in isiXhosa and English for their new library. We prepared 3 248 books for them (our donation and their existing books), which included covering the books in book plastic, adding date slips and spine labels on the books, and listing them on an Accession Register.

Lerato’s Hope, with the financial support of a large corporate donor, extended the library space to accommodate more learners. The organisation will also work with E.A. Janari Primary to hire and fund a Library Assistant. Once employed, the Library Assistant will receive training and support from The Bookery on how to run the school library.

On the 19th of May 2021, we had the privilege of officially opening the library to the teaching staff and children. Fadeela Davids from Kaleidoscope Educational Services set up the library beautifully in preparation for the opening. The children now have a wonderful space filled with beautiful books that can be used for leisure reading and assist them in their school work.

Thank you to all of the donors and partners that came together to make this wonderful project possible.