Education Ministry receives books

12 November 2019 | Education

Yolanda Nel The First Rand Foundation donated books to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to the value of N$50 000 on Tuesday.
According to Mazinza Ndala, librarian at the Education library services, said on behalf of the National Library and Archive Service’s director, Sarah Negumbo that the donated books will go a long way. “These 308 books will open new worlds to children, to inspire them,” she said.
This is the way forward to instil a reading culture within our communities. “Books are valuable in providing knowledge and stimulate the mind and imagination,” Ndala continued.
The MoEAC started the One book, one child initiative in an effort to provide one child with one reading book. “We hope to grow the project with the Ministry to one day be able to provide one child with five or ten or 20 books,” said Jana Katjavivi, a First Rand Namibia Foundation trustee member. According to her it is important to promote reading and support literacy from a young age. “Through reading we better understand ourselves, our history and cultures.”
This is the second year the foundation made a book donation worth N$50 000. The books will now be sent to schools across the country.

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