Grand opening of Thuthukani Community Library, South Africa

On the 24th of March 2011 School Aid South Africa volunteers attended the grand opening of the Thuthukani Community Library and Hub.

The collaboration between School Aid, Hope and Homes for Children, and the South African Department of Education, sees the launch of this multi-purpose centre in the Witbank Township, Pretoria. One of four empty classrooms has been converted into a library with books supplied by School Aid UK. The library is accessible to 731 primary and secondary school children, and after school to the whole community. It is open from Monday to Friday each week and staffed by a full-time librarian.

The hub includes a drop in centre for pre-school siblings, a kitchen, and a meeting room/classroom for an after-school care program. This is the first of five libraries that Hope and Homes for Children with School Aid's support intend to open in the Witbank area.