- MMC further acknowledged the good work of teachers across the city in educating our children.
- The importance of reading and learning in a pupil’s home language was promoted.
- The City of Tshwane campaign targeted learners from Grades R to 7.
The City of Tshwane Library, Heritage and Information Services Section partnered with the Gauteng Department of Education on World Read Aloud Day at Kulani Primary School in Winterveld.
The purpose of World Read Aloud Day is to encourage children to read aloud to their families, teachers, and caregivers. Read and learn was this year’s theme.
The City of Tshwane campaign targeted learners from Grades R to 7 intending to encourage reading among these learners in their home languages.
As MMC for Social Development and Community Services, I spent my morning with vibrant learners at Kulani Primary School in Winterveldt. The Read Aloud Project gave me the opportunity to participate.
“Our Library, Heritage, and Information Services Section teams took the campaign to various schools across all regions where they participated in reading exercises with the learners”. Said MMC.
“It is my conviction that children must learn in their home languages and understand them as it builds confidence in their identity. I would like to encourage parents to assist their children in developing an interest in reading and speaking their home languages. This will preserve their identity and give them confidence in who they are. Added MMC.
MMC further acknowledged the good work of teachers across the city in educating our children. The importance of reading and learning in a pupil’s home language was promoted.
“I would like to urge them to never tire of encouraging learners to stay principled and dedicated to their education, whether at home or in school. Said MMC.