Impact SA: Gugulethu’s Mseki Primary gets the gift of reading this Youth Month
Access to reading material
Sadly, millions of South African kids lack the ability to read for meaning – and it doesn’t help that they don’t have access to reading materials to start with. According to the M&G data desk, 74% of the country’s schools don’t have libraries. And according to Stats SA, nearly half of all children have never read a book or coloured in with a parent.
That’s about to change for the learners of the Mseki Primary School, in the heart of the township of Gugulethu, just 15km from Cape Town. The school received a brand-new, fully equipped library, thanks to a partnership between the Tomorrow Trust and cybersecurity company Mimecast.