Nomatlou Mahlangu founder of Golden Youth Club, has established a book club in Winterveldt, aiming to raise children and youth through literature exposure, promote literacy and community development.
As the famous African proverb says, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. This is done to keep young children and youth off the streets by allowing them to study.
“I am very happy, because I know that this book club will not only encourage children to read, but it will also impact adults and the community at large.
“The book club is not only for reading, it is also here to help people showcase their talents by doing poetry and drama,” said Mahlangu.
Furthermore, she expressed her gratitude to Kwetso Consulting Services for providing the books and having faith in them. She added that the book club would continue regardless of difficulties.
The Asidundzeni Book Club is supported and funded by Kwetso Consulting Services, Literary Outreach Incubation Programme which is in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture.
Golden Youth Club’s progress, according to programme manager Frans Mathibela, is evidence of their dedication to their work.
“We appreciate Nomatlou’s efforts in helping the community and keeping them off the streets. As much as she took Golden Youth Club to Germany, we believe she will also take Asifundzeni Book Club to other places”, said Frans Mathibela.
One of the members of Golden Youth Club, Moli Khoza expressed her gratitude for how helpful the club has been to her and the community as a whole.
“Golden Youth Club has really helped me a lot, and that is what it is still doing to the young children as well, assisting them with substance abuse and teenage pregnancy”, said Khoza.
Khoza continued by expressing that she believes that the book club will be very helpful to children. This is because they will grow