Vaal Mall celebrates spring with another Book-Nation drop-off
Since launching over a year ago, Vaal Mall is continuing its campaign of ensuring hundreds of books, magazines, and other reading materials reach as many readers as possible through the mall’s ongoing Book-Nation campaign.
On 1 September, Vaal Mall celebrated spring and doubled the love by donating scores of children’s books and magazines to Ratasetjhaba Primary School in Riversdale, a small farming community outside Meyerton.
Vaal Mall’s Book-Nation drive aims to improve literacy and help young learners develop their imaginations and a life-long love of learning through reading.
Ratasetjhaba Primary School is a no-fee paying school with around 400 learners and is dependent on government funding and donations. The school’s library, the only facility of its kind in the area, opened a year ago with limited stock and resources. In addition to catering for youngsters, the library is also frequently used and enjoyed by adults in the community too.
Carla de Villiers, Marketing Manager at Vaal Mall says the centre is delighted to be able to lend a helping hand to local schools and institutions in need to promote the many positive benefits of increased literacy. “By picking up a book or magazine children not only have a better chance of improving their school marks but also numerous other vital life skills as well. Vaal Mall is very proud to be part of something that encourages reading and learning in communities for both young and old alike,” she says.