Ukusakwabasha Primary School

BOTHAS HILL, KZN

Nestled at the bottom of the Valley of a Thousand Hills is Ukusakwabasha Primary School. The 31 Club generously donated a little library building, but books were urgently required to fill this space. LEARN helped in realising the dream of a functional library by donating a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

The opening celebration in March 2016 was truly moving, as tangible joy was felt through the sound of children’s voices uniting in song. The LEARN Project was honoured by Miss Gasa from the DOE and guests thoroughly enjoyed their morning at the school. On 12 July 2019, The LEARN Project did an official handover of the four Foundation Phase classroom book corners, kindly sponsored by Key Motor Group, as well as a handover of the new Grade 3 dictionaries and school educational resources, sponsored by FNB.

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LEARNERS

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LIBRARY

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BOOK CORNERS

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BOOKS

Transformation takes teamwork

The LEARN project processed and accessioned all the books for this library and books were covered in plastic with the help of The 31 Club. Set up day was assisted by The 31 Club, teachers and principal, Mr Ngidi who has demonstrated a strong commitment and passion for the upliftment of the school over the years. Both he and his dedicated teachers were delighted and grateful for this contribution to the development of the school and continue to make the most of this valuable resource.

“So much has been achieved through the existence of the functional library and classroom book corners, with training and commitment from all stakeholders. Reading skills have improved across the school and numerous certificates, trophies and medals have been won in literacy-related competitions. We have very successful morning reading sessions and the children love reading.”

— MR MUSA NGIDI, PRINCIPAL

A picture speaks a thousand words

From start to completion, this is Ukusakwabasha’s transformation story.