Friday 30 November marked the opening of the 21st Mandela Day Container Library at Kebinelang Middle School in Manthe village (near Hartswater), in the North West province, five hours west of Johannesburg.
The long drive didn’t deter representatives from container library sponsors BLA, Standard Bank and Puo Publishing, who together with community members and learners gathered in the marquee and eagerly anticipated the opening ceremony.
It was clear for all to see that the container library had been awarded to a deserving school. The school’s Soul Buddyz reading club, wearing their bibs and outfits, assembled outside the library proudly, undeterred by vicious whirlwinds that swirled within the school grounds. Learners then welcomed guests with a passionate performance of song and dance.
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