Antelope Park was recently approached by Mlezu Primary School in Kwe Kwe, central Zimbabwe, to support the school’s ‘Learning is Reading, Reading is Learning’ program. Margaret Ethelston, a return volunteer who works in education in the UK, had recently donated a large number of books to share between local community projects, so the Park was able to give 36 of these to the school.
The School Head, Mr Mataga Newton, was grateful to receive this donation: ‘On behalf of pupils, staff, parents, the School Development Committee and the community at large, I would like to thank you very much for the donation of books to support our ‘Learning is Reading, Reading is Learning’ Program. The books will be put to good use and I also hope they will help in improving our pupil's pass rate. We believe that children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. Thank you for your support’.
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