Sukuma Combined Primary school in  Umlazi township, south of Durban, has received a donation of a state-of-the-art mobile library worth half a million rand.

The fully-equipped library is sponsored by a major funeral service provider as part of its commitment to plough back into communities where it has worked with for many years.

It is the 49th donation of such a mobile library countrywide and more are in the pipeline.

“This actually started when we had wondered what we could do to make a difference in the societies we work in and education came out on the top as where we actually extend a hand in terms of helping our youth and ultimately our country. So we engaged the department of edification nationally  and we came up with this idea of putting in libraries in schools. This one we are putting in school today is number 49 out of 50 that we pledged. We are thinking of extending it with another 10,” says the company’s  provincial manager Vusi Khathi.

The school Principal at Sukuma Combined Primary school,Anne Makhanya, says she will share the library with other schools.

The school caters for pupils from Grade zero to Grade seven.

“It was last month when AVBOB approached us that they are having competition for the provision for mobile libraries. Then they gave us some questions and we arranged time for them to come.”