Gert Nel Government Primary School in Chatsworth has built its first library in
partnership with Aussie Books for Zimbabwe.
the library was graced by Australian High Commissioner Bronte Moules
accompanied by the Aussie Books for Zimbabwe director Dr. Alfred Chidembo.
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.
Aussie Books for Zimbabwe has already established eight libraries in eight
different communities including at Gert Nel Government Primary School.
shipped over 90 000 books for distribution to different primary schools.
was held under the theme “Footprints Come in Pairs.”
school library, building materials, shelves, desks and the reading materials
were sponsored by Aussie Books for Zimbabwe.
head Atinos Tonhodzayi told TellZim News that parents also contributed some
funds the construction of the school library.
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.
school library will boost the learning culture leading to the improvement of
the pass rate.
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.
managed to attain 79.6 percent pass rate for grade sevens this year from 75
percent in 2018.
accommodates 40 pupils and Tonhodzayi confirmed that Aussie Books for Zimbabwe
pledged to provide computers in the following months.