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Star For Life in partnership with Volvo is instilling the culture of reading schools.

posted 23 Nov 2012, 05:40 by ntobeko dlamini   [ updated 26 Nov 2012, 04:13 ]


Previously disadvantaged schools in South Africa have the high rate of illiteracy and the lack of reading culture. It is in this motivation that Star For Life in partnership with Volvo has renovated the library and donated hundreds of books to a township High School.


President Volvo Claes Nilsson, Director Torbjon Christensson
Star For Life Programms Manager Jean Daniel Kabati, Vukuzakhe Principal Miss Fulela
and teacher's and learners. 

On Monday, the 12 November 2012 Star For Life and Volvo team headed to Vukuzakhe High school at uMlazi south of Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Most of the books that were donated to the learners were collected in schools from Sweden, and they were not just academic books, but novels were also part of the books that were donated.


Reading is an important skill and we learn much of what we know by reading, it is also an excellent way of improving your English said Miss D Fulela addressing learners. “These books will motivate our learners to read even more, we all bursting with excitement. This is not just going to improve our learners language skills but we believe our matric pass rate is going to improve as well”. Said Fulela.

Learners entertaining the guest at the launch.


Among the attendees of the event were the Director of Volvo trucks, Mr Claes Nilsson. “It really touches my heart to see young people so excited about books, I have no doubts these books will play huge role in the success of these learners” said Claes Nilsson.


Learners couldn't stop expressing their deepest appreciation to the sponsors, “Star For Life and Volvo has helped us a lot by donating these books it shows that they care of our future and that motivates us to know that there are people who care about us, thank you Star For Life and Volvo”, Said Nokukhanya a grade 11 learner at Vukuzakhe High School.


The newly renovated school library has a space to accommodate 40 learners and it has eight book shelves.