(Port Elizabeth) – Determined to see the children at her school succeed, Motherwell’s Elufefeni Primary School principal, Amanda Ntsumpa, has dedicated herself to establishing a culture of reading among the pupils.
This happens through a reading committee which she spearheads at the school to ensure that every learner has dedicated time to read during school hours.
The reading club session at the school has over 100 learners and takes place on a weekly basis.
“This is my small contribution in serving the nation by serving my community through a commitment to promoting literacy. I am dedicated to lead by example and my own passion for reading keeps me going,” she said.
To honour Ntsumpa’s literacy activism, and as part of International School Library Month, Nal’ibali, the national reading for enjoyment campaign, presented the principal with a custom-made hanging library stocked with books in isiXhosa and English as means of applauding her for a job well done.
“Having access to leisure books and stories at an early age is essential for children.”
“It provides them with the language foundation they need to do well in the classroom, as well as for success later in life,” Malusi Puwe, a Nal’ibali literacy mentor working in the Motherwell area said.