Readers make Leaders and Leaders build Nations

Readers make Leaders and Leaders build Nations

Our LEARN beneficiary schools are the why behind our work. Educated, equipped and empowered through the power of a book, which is the ultimate gift of knowledge. Learning and literacy enhanced and lives forever changed.

Doors opened and stories unlocked

Click below to open each school’s story.

AMATIKWE, INANDA, KZN

NEWTOWN C, INANDA, KZN

WESTRIDGE, CATO MANOR, KZN

KWAVUTHA, INANDA, KZN

NEWLANDS EAST, KZN

AMATIKWE, INANDA, KZN

“The LEARN Project is a beacon of hope in our school communities.”

— NOMFUNDO MTHETHWA, KASTURBA GANDHI PRIMARY SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

Careful selection

Our LEARN beneficiary schools are carefully selected once the principal has filled in the application form and a thorough needs analysis has been conducted, including a visit to the school and the identification of a room of suitable size to transform into a library. This is the beginning of the transformation process and ongoing partnership with the school.

LEARN libraries become the centre of knowledge, the imagination station, the heartbeat of the school.

The purpose of book corners

Book corners are essential in cultivating a culture of reading within a school. A quiet, safe space to page through a book, ignite imagination, travel distant lands and enjoy the wonders of a good story. This is where the foundations of book care are established and an appreciation for the power of story is set.

At LEARN, we aim to place a book corner in every Foundation Phase classroom of the beneficiary schools we are transforming. A book shelf with 60 covered and accessioned books, together with a rug, bright cushions and Proudly South African alphabet and number chart create a language rich classroom environment. This means learners will be exposed to books daily, enhancing the joy that comes with dedicating time and space to reading books.