ENLIGHTEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY; TOY LIBRARY & LITERACY PROGRAMME

ENLIGHTEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY; TOY LIBRARY & LITERACY PROGRAMME

The library is the heartbeat of our organization and as literacy is one of our key-focus areas, it is our desire to open up the lives of extremely under-priviledged children to the magical world of imagination. We feel it is as much a priority as the mechanics of learning to read and write.

Children visiting the library each afternoon, come from the surrounding communities, Zwelihle and Mount Pleasant. Apart from taking out books, which are available in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa, children of all ages choose to do their homework and school assignments on any given day. The library has an expansive selection of educational games and puzzles to stimulate minds.

We are grateful to have two volunteers and two Enlighten staff members who assist in keeping the library a safe and secure place to be.

The Mobile library unit in partnership with the Educational Toy Library visited 27 edu-care centres and the three primary schools, Bosko Christian School, Waldorf and Northcliff House. Both these facilities provided a valuable service for the thousands of underprivileged children in this area.

We remain grateful for the tremendous support from the Hermanus community as donations of books arrived on any given day