Beneficiaries of Road To Literacy campaign announced

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Avbob beneficiaries of Road To Literacy campaign announced

A total of 180 primary schools and non-profit organisations will each be receiving a mobile trolley library donated by AVBOB and Oxford University Press Southern Africa. Picture: Supplied

 

SPONSORED - A total of 180 primary schools and non-profit organisations across South Africa received a significant boost in their ability to enhance their learners’ reading and literacy in a livestreamed event on International Literacy Day (8 September 2022).

AVBOB, in partnership with Oxford University Press Southern Africa, launched the Road to Literacy campaign on World Book and Copyright Day this year. This national campaign invited South Africans to nominate primary schools or non-profit organisations to receive a mobile trolley library manufactured by AVBOB Industries and stocked with books donated by Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

Through the pages of the 86 000 donated books in 180 mobile trolley libraries, Road to Literacy aims to support government’s Read to Lead campaign to address poor literacy and numeracy skills.

To help remove a crucial barrier that may have prevented people from nominating schools, access to the Road to Literacy website did not require the use of mobile data. Nominations closed on 31 May 2022, and the response received was phenomenal – from radio adverts to social media, interviews on TV and radio, as well as TikTok and other digital platforms like Google. The campaign received over 74 000 clicks and 5 562 completed nominations.

The livestreamed event

Last night, the 180 schools selected to receive a mobile trolley library were announced in an engaging livestreamed event. In attendance were Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule, AVBOB CEO, Carl van der Riet, and Oxford University Press Southern Africa Sales Director, Botho Mothibi, with Given Mabena as MC for the evening.

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Deputy Minister Mhaule delivered the keynote address in which she shared details on the Department’s 1 000 School Libraries Campaign, which aims to “revitalise and/or make available 1 000 school libraries per year in all underprivileged schools from 2015 until 2024.”

Mhaule further noted that government’s Read to Lead campaign was created in support of the above. “To complement this ambitious programme, the goal of the Read to Lead campaign is to establish a reading revolution in schools and beyond.”

“Our singular focus is making reading fashionable again. If we make reading a lifestyle of our children and adults, South Africa will become an oasis of intellectuals and a reservoir of knowledge,” shared Mhaule.

These lofty ideals are shared by AVBOB, as Van der Riet stated, “As AVBOB we are committed to improving education at a fundamental level. This commitment is reinforced by Sasha Salmina’s quote: ‘A child who reads becomes an adult who thinks.’”

In an informative question and answer session, Mothibi provided insight into the inspiration for the Road to Literacy campaign for AVBOB and Oxford University Press Southern Africa: “Our shared vision is to give every child in South Africa the gift of reading in their own language, as there is nothing that can transform and empower individual lives, communities and society as much as the ability to read with understanding.”

The announcement of the 180 winning schools and NPOs was fittingly bookended by performances by students of Sekampaneng Primary School, whose beautiful renditions of Thuma Mina and Stand by Me were a highlight of the event.

 

 

Trolley library recipients per province

Eastern Cape

•           Amalinde Junior Primary School

•           Bongweni Primary School

•           Emabaleni Combined School

•           Gqaqhala Junior Secondary School

•           Hillside Junior Secondary School

•           Isaiah 58 Primary School

•           James Ndulula Primary School

•           Jarvis Gqamlana Public Primary School

•           Lingelihle Junior Secondary School

•           Maqulu Primary School

•           Mbanyana Junior Secondary School

•           Mpumelelo Mfundisi Senior Primary School

•           N.V.Cewu Public Primary School

•           Nchafatso Primary School

•           Nkodusweni Junior Secondary School

•           Nonkqubela Primary School

•           Nothonto Primary School

•           Ntabethemba Development

•           Ntlaza Junior Secondary School

•           Nxaruni Primary School

•           Qaqamba Junior Primary School

•           Rainbow Bright Kidz Educare

•           Sigangeni Primary Junior School

•           Soutpan Primary School

•           Spencer Mabija Combined School

•           Thembeka Junior Primary School

•           W.N. Madikizela Mandela Primary School

 

Free State

•           Aramela Primary School

•           Caleb Motshabi Primary School

•           Daluvuyo Primary School

•           Mokwallo Primary School

•           Phirihadi Primary School

•           Selosesha Primary School

•           Tjhebelopele Primary School

•           Welkom Islamic School

 

Gauteng

•           Atamelang Primary School

•           Balebogeng Primary School

•           Bula-Dikgoro Primary School

•           Dinokeng Primary Farm School

•           Dithabaneng Primary School

•           Duduza Primary School

•           Fleurhof Primary School No. 1

•           Gereformeerde Gekombineerde Skool Dirk Postma

•           Glen Austin Primary School

•           Greyville Primary School

•           Heidelberg Academy

•           Ikageng Primary School

•           Ikusasalethu Primary School

•           Kgomoco Primary School

•           Kutung Primary School

•           Laerskool Concordia

•           Laerskool De Deur

•           Laerskool Dunnottar

•           Lesedi La Thuto Primary School

•           Mafumbuka Primary School

•           Maitjibulo Primary School

•           Marokolong Primary School

•           Marotola Primary School

•           Mogobeng Primary School

•           Ntokozweni Primary School

•           Parkhurst Primary School

•           Philip Kushlick Primary School

•           Raikana Primary School

•           Rakale Thabong Primary School

•           Reiger Park Primary School

•           Rewlatch Primary School

•           Sandtonview Combined School

•           Silindokuhle Primary School

•           Tlotlompho Primary School

•           Tshebelisanong Primary School

•           Tshepiso Primary School

•           Ubuhle-Bezwe Primary School

•           Vulindlela Primary School

KwaZulu-Natal

•           Chelmsford Primary School

•           Dannhauser Primary Full Service School

•           Dr B. W. Vilakazi Junior Primary School

•           Dududu Junior Primary School

•           Emazizini Senior Primary School

•           Emkhindini Primary School

•           Esifubeni Primary School

•           Glenridge Primary School

•           Jai Hind Primary School

•           Lindokuhle Primary School

•           Luipaardskop Primary School

•           Mabhensa Primary School

•           Mabhodla Primary School

•           Mabululwana Primary School

•           Macebo Combined Primary School

•           Malottas Kraal Primary School

•           Mendu Primary School

•           Ndabazezwe Lower Primary School

•           New Guelderland School

•           Nkosiyethu Primary School

•           Nqobani Primary School

•           Nsongansonga Primary School

•           Ntsimbini Public Shool

•           Qhubimfundo Primary School

•           Radha Roopsingh Primary School

•           Sabokwe Primary School

•           Sandakahle C.P. School

•           Sethembinkosi Junior Primary School

•           Seven Hills Primary School

•           Shepstone Lake Primary School

•           Shonkweni Primary School

•           Sibhekulwandle Primary School

•           Siholwa Primary School

•           Siqakatha Primary School

•           The Grange Primary School

•           Threlfall Primary School

•           Tshanyana Primary School

•           Umlazi Baby Home

•           Uthongathi Primary School

•           Verulam Primary School

•           Woodgrange-On-Sea Primary School

•           Zakhele Primary School

Limpopo

•           Bopanang Primary School

•           Dikgabje Primary School

•           Dikgalaopeng Primary School

•           Dovhoni Primary School

•           Dumani Primary School

•           Hoveni Primary School

•           Mabeba Primary School

•           Makwarani Primary School

•           Moenyane Primary School

•           Mogashoa Primary School

•           Moshibi-Mokobodi Primary School

•           Mothomeng Primary School

•           Mufeba Primary School

•           Nkontlha Primary School

•           Pokanong Primary School

•           Ramonokane Primary School

•           Rasebilu Primary School

•           Rathaga Primary School

•           Sehlomola Primary School

•           Shigalo Primary School

•           The Living Gospel World Mission Primary School

•           Tjiane Primary School

•           Tsakani Primary School

•           Tshivhuyuni Primary School

Mpumalanga

•           Bhambatha Primary School

•           Embonisweni Primary School

•           Enkhokhokhweni Primary School

•           Goba Primary School

•           Mahlahluvana Primary School

•           Masibekela Primary School

•           Morelig Combined School

•           Mphaku Primary School

•           Phopolo Primary School

•           Saringwa Primary School

•           Sibuyile Primary School

•           Sindzawonye Primary School

•           Sisini Primary School

•           Thushanang Primary School

•           Vuma Primary School

•           Witbank Primary School

North West

•           Bonolo Primary School

•           Danville Primary School

•           Khayakhulu Primary School

•           Mpyatilo Primary School

•           Ntataise Primary School

•           Nthebe Primary School

•           Oketsang Primary School

•           Ontlametse Phalatse Primary School

•           Rankudu Primary School

•           Tholo Primary School

•           Tshirologo Primary School

Northern Cape

•           Bankhare-Bodilong Primary School

•           Montshiwa Primary School

•           Rethusitswe Combined School

Western Cape

•           Agape School for Cerebral Palsied Children

•           Belvue Primary School

•           Blue Downs Primary School

•           Boost Africa Foundation

•           Cafda School of Skills

•           Dietrich Mor Primêre Skool

•           Isalathiso Primary School

•           Silver Lining of Hope

•           Trinity Children's Centre

•           Willows Primary School

•           Youth Intervention Community Project

 

 

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