once you learn to read, you will be forever free!

a mural done by the trust in alexander (mr.ekse)

as the circle of love grows, we are only humbled and encouraged by the support that we are receiving from so many different corners.

last week we received a generous donation of books from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of South Africa’s largest full service corporate and commercial law firms. we have begun the work of setting up the infrastructure that will ensure that the books have a meaningful impact on the experience of learning at Little People’s Playhouse and Thabisang Primary School. Both of these schools are located on Nkadimeng Street in Orlandow West with Little People being the feeder crèche to Thabisang.

Each centre has identified a space in which the arts and culture programme can take place and we are beginning the immediate work of transforming these spaces into vibrant arts classrooms.

In the case of Little People’s Playhouse, we will be creating a library (installing shelves, cataloguing the books etc) that will ensure that these young learners begin their educational journey familiar with, and with a love of and appreciation for, the written word.

At Thabisang Primary we will maintain their existing library facility through providing a needed librarian/ facilitation presence. Again here we will catalogue the books and provide IT support to ensure that the computers available become working resources.

In both centres we will use mural art and graffiti to provide a stimulating and exciting learning environment.

This programme will be rolled out on the weekend starting on 24 March and be completed by the time the learners return from the Easter Holiday on 9 March 2012. The official handover of the books will take place on 26 March (Little People’s Playhouse) and 10 March (Thabisang Primary).

We invite EVERYONE who is interested to come be a part of this experience. If you would like to have a look at our budget or the materials that we require, please send us a mail (kgantsahoganye@gmail.com) and we will send it along.

here’s to being the change you want to see!

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