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BCMM celebrates National Library Week

BCMM celebrates National Library Week

Buffalo City Metro celebrated National Library week from 19 -23 March 2018.

As part of the celebration, Executive Mayor Xola Pakati officially launched the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator project to offer BCMM unemployed youth a chance to work.

 

The launch was held on Tuesday 20 March at East London Central Library.

 

On the day, Pakati also opened the new Children’s Library which has moved beyond the traditional library services, loaning out of books and providing a safe haven for children as well as to provide an area of study to be able to complete projects and assignments and sometimes just to do their homework.

 

The purpose of the launch is to promote literacy and enhance libraries in Buffalo City, especially the culture of reading, as well as engage the community through targeted outreach programmes that are aimed at improving the lives of information-deprived communities who currently lack adequate access to information and books.   

 

Speaking about the projects, Pakati said, “Education is the great engine of personal development. There is no denying that giving the right education and foundation for our young people plays a significant role in reducing many social ills in our society.”

“This therefore means that when a nation is properly educated, the nation benefits as there will be progress,” said Pakati.

He also urged businesses to see value in investing in the communities that they are located in.

 

The occasion brought acknowledgement of the services offered by Harambee and how the youth of Buffalo City Metro will benefit from the programmes. The Children’s Library also shows the importance of Early Childhood Development and the measures being implemented to address the low levels of literacy amongst school children.  
                    

Masakhane Mlamla from the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator project said, “Harambe’s responsibility is to facilitate opportunities for young people to get a chance to work.”

 

Unemployment is one of our biggest challenges in the City and it is up to each individual to make the most of the opportunities we provide to get a job.”

 

Mlamla said Harambee is very honoured to be in partnership with various stakeholders that include Buffalo City Metro, D.G. Murray Trust, Beyond Zero, Masimanyane Support Group, Small Projects Forum, Early Childhood Development as well as the Chamber of Commerce in working together to develop our society.

 

Anathi Pule, who is One of the young people benefiting from the said the project has helped her a lot as she was struggling to get employment.

 

“I have learned a lot from the programme. I really appreciate the effort by all the stakeholders in this project to reduce unemployment in our City. Today my life has changed for the better. I want to encourage others to join the project,” said Pule.

 

Other activities that formed part of the library week celebrations included an exhibition of library material held at Vincent park mall and a visit to Sinomonde Primary School in Santa.

 

The activities of the day at the school included story-telling, reading, picture book analysis and a spelling bee competition.

 



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