Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Volunteer, Lawrence Mallen, and a small team of ladies from the local community got to task repairing and repainting the school principal’s office, staff room and the school library at the beginning of the school holidays. After shopping for the relevant materials in nearby Manguzi, it was time for the team to get to work.
CITW’s Liza Steyn and Janet Wilkinson, along with CITW Board Member Jan Mallen, sorted through the books in the library, getting them in order for the shelves.
One of the ladies assisting Lawrence was Nozipho Mthembu, a CITW Camper from 2008 at Rocktail Bay Lodge. Nhlakanipho Ngema from the neighbouring village KwaMpukane, joined the team on Saturday to finish off the cleaning and stocking of the library shelves with all the new English and isiZulu storybooks CITW had bought for the library. Nhlakanipho was a CITW Camper at Rocktail Beach Camp in 2011 and 2012. It is so rewarding to see these children giving back to their communities!
We trust that the children and teachers of Kwamqobela Primary School are going to be delighted with the repaired and repainted library and staff rooms when school reopens later in July, and we hope that the new books are going to inspire a generation of readers.