Novus Holdings supports Silver Sands Primary School

According to Novus Holdings, Silver Sands Primary learners come from communities that do not have access to a library, and access to libraries has been shown to improve learners’ performance and increase their chances of success.

Carrie Nixon, Head of Corporate Communications for Novus Holdings, was in attendance at the virtual handover and said this project was just one of many projects from Future Foundations, an initiative of Novus Holdings CSI.

The mission of the Future Foundation is to transform communities by making a lasting difference with a focus on education. To date, Future Foundation has invested 1.4 million Rand and has deployed 44 libraries in ten schools through:

  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Gauteng
  • the Western and Eastern Cape, and
  • the free state.

“An educated and literate society is a safer, healthier and more prosperous society. Thus, by promoting reading, writing and other academic subjects, we can pave the way for the promotion of prosperity through knowledge. It is envisioned that the introduction of these mobile libraries will go a long way towards improving the literacy rate in our province, ”says Nixon.

“Access to books is essential for having a more literate nation. It is therefore crucial that we promote reading in schools – especially since access to reading materials is fundamental to improving literacy. initiative will go a long way in bridging this gap, ”concludes Vernon Koen, a representative of the Western Cape Education Department.

The deployment of the libraries in the beneficiary school was coordinated and managed by Ahmed Motala of the New Africa Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that has partnered with Novus Holdings and the Department of Basic Education.

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