UPDATE: Society of avid readers in Cosmo City

Children enjoy reading books in Cosmo City.

 

Books stimulate children’s minds and keep them away from the evil deeds of society.

This is the opinion of Muzi Nkosi who started a community library in Cosmo City in the hope of developing a culture of reading among children.

About 90 children from low-income households flock to Cosmo City Kids’ Haven every weekday after school to read and borrow books. The Kids’ Haven is not just a library but also a recreational centre which keeps children busy after school hours.

Nkosi received an overwhelming response since Randburg Sun initially published his plea for assistance.

People in the greater Johannesburg area continue to donate books and one donor recently donated a container which is currently used to store items required for the centre.

The 702 Truck of Love made a stop at his centre last year in November and donated tables, food, children’s books and other valuable items. Although another two containers have not been delivered yet, children read books in a donated Wendy house.

All the children who play and read books at this centre will start to receive a meal from February.

“We will also be cooking to help these children,” Nkosi said.

He appealed to residents to continue donating books and help him achieve his goal of developing avid readers.

“Some of the people continue to donate books. Sometimes I struggle with transport in order to collect those books.”

He said the area was keeping the children safe while simultaneously helping them acquire knowledge while they were still young.

“Imagine if these children were playing out on the streets. They could have been probably exposed to dangerous activities.”

Details: Muzi Nkosi 084 238 8410.

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Phathu Luvhengo
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