Hytec South Africa has again combined forces with Participate for Good’s Mandela Day Library Project to donate a containerised library, this time to Machadam Combined School, situated near Marikana in the North West province. This is the 10th containerised library that Hytec SA has donated, as part of its commitment to the upliftment of local communities.
The new containerised library, which will benefit the school’s 600 learners, was officially unveiled on 10 February 2022. School principal, Milton Tshepo Mathews and Bosch Rexroth Group South Africa CEO, Chris Riley, cut the ribbon. Also in attendance were Mike Harrison (Hytec SA General Manager), Ralph Palphramand (Hytec SA Regional Manager), Jaco Rosslee (Supervisor for the nearby Tharisa Mine Site) as well as representatives from Tharisa Minerals and the Department of Education.
The donation is made possible through Hytec SA’s collaboration with Participate for Good (a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve child literacy as a means to eradicate poverty), Rotary International, Nelson Mandela Day International and the Soul Buddyz Club. The library has been fitted with colourful children’s furniture and bookshelves filled with new books. Over the next few years, additional books will be added to the library. [FS1]
“Hytec SA cares for the communities in which it operates. We are very proud of our decade-long partnership with the Mandela Day Library Project, as it enables us to make our care tangible by making books accessible and encouraging a love for reading,” says Hytec South Africa GM, Mike Harrison.
The Mandela Day Library project rotates the books in each containerised library every few years, ensuring that the libraries continue to engage young readers. “The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group’s mission is to Shape Africa and we believe that instilling a love for literacy in young learners is a powerful first step,” says Harrison.
Hytec South Africa is member of the Bosch Rexroth SA Group of Companies.