Mpumalanga Library for Literacy

Senianya Primary School, Mpumalanga South Africa

Our third library was completed earlier this year at the Senianya Primary School in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa.

The school was established in 1990 in an extremely remote and marginalized village.

Many of the 729 students come from families whose parents are unemployed and depend on social grants.

More than 30% of students are orphans or from child-headed households.

Since the school didn’t have a library or books, once again we partnered with Breadline Africa on a large stand-alone library. 

We also partnered with Room to Read Africa who will provide weekly literacy support.

We are also staying in close touch with the school’s librarian, who is providing details about book checkouts, progression in reading levels, and more.

Alongside 2,000 English books, we partnered with African Storybook and Room to Read to provide over 300 age-appropriate books in Sepedi and Xitsonga, the students’ local African languages.