Monday, September 20, 2021

Gert Nel Primary School builds library



Gert Nel Government Primary School in Chatsworth has built its first library in
partnership with Aussie Books for Zimbabwe.
The official opening of
the library was graced by Australian High Commissioner Bronte Moules
accompanied by the Aussie Books for Zimbabwe director Dr. Alfred Chidembo.
Aussie Books for
Zimbabwe is an Australian Non-Governmental Organisation that has embarked on an
ambitious programme to establish libraries for disadvantaged communities in all
the country’s 10 provinces.
Chidembo confirmed that
Aussie Books for Zimbabwe has already established eight libraries in eight
different communities including at Gert Nel Government Primary School.
The organisation has
shipped over 90 000 books for distribution to different primary schools.
The commissioning event
was held under the theme “Footprints Come in Pairs.”
The construction of the
school library, building materials, shelves, desks and the reading materials
were sponsored by Aussie Books for Zimbabwe.
Gert Nel Primary School
head Atinos Tonhodzayi told TellZim News that parents also contributed some
funds the construction of the school library.
“I would like to thank
our pupils’ parents for contributing towards the construction of the school
library as they were responsible for paying the builders and moulding all the
bricks used,” said Tonhodzayi.
He said he believed the
school library will boost the learning culture leading to the improvement of
the pass rate.
“Our pupils now have
access to enough reading materials so I believe we will achieve a 100 percent
pass rate next year and all the other years to come. 
Gert Nel Primary School
managed to attain 79.6 percent pass rate for grade sevens this year from 75
percent in 2018.
The library
accommodates 40 pupils and Tonhodzayi confirmed that Aussie Books for Zimbabwe
pledged to provide computers in the following months.

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