Open Arms Project promotes reading among children at Centre in Empangeni along with mayor and celebrities.

IT was all promoting reading and storytelling to young children during the official opening of the Siyafunda with Sanlam Centre in Empangeni on Tuesday.

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

The kids’ corner is aimed at encouraging reading in young children and spearheaded by the centre in a joint venture with local businesses as well as Zululand teen Claudelle Botha.

Entertaining the children is former Mayor Thembeka Mchunu

Entertaining the children is former Mayor Thembeka Mchunu

The official opening was done by former King Cetshwayo Municipality Mayor, Thembeka Mchunu.

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

‘This corner will assist children with language use while adults are doing their shopping.’

Cllr John Cele, Lindiwe Dube, Claudelle Botha, Phumlani Banda, Thembeka Mchunu and Nokulunga Hlabisa PHOTOS: Wellington Makwakwa

Cllr John Cele, Lindiwe Dube, Claudelle Botha, Phumlani Banda, Thembeka Mchunu and Nokulunga Hlabisa PHOTOS: Wellington Makwakwa

After all the formalities, children enjoyed puzzles and took advantage of colouring-in books on display as well as created colourful images.

Volunteers of Open Arms Nokukhanya Shandu, Sbahle Hlaisa, Amanda Ndlovu and Mbali Banda

Volunteers of Open Arms Nokukhanya Shandu, Sbahle Hlaisa, Amanda Ndlovu and Mbali Banda

Lindiwe Dube, TV personality BK Zungu and Thabisile Mathe

Lindiwe Dube, TV personality BK Zungu and Thabisile Mathe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Article by Wellington Makwakwa

 

 

 

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