The North West Province is celebrating the World Read Aloud day at Mantsa Community hall, Kopanong Circuit in Ngaka Modiri Molema District on Wednesday, 07 February 2024.

In highlighting the purpose of the event Ms Kenaope Pitso explained that the event is commemorated worldwide to celebrate and to make learners and communities aware of the importance of reading, most importantly reading and writing in their mother tongue.

In attendance were learners from twenty schools from Mafikeng LEO, Educators, Dikgosi, Stakeholders and departmental officials.

The audience received messages of support and motivation from Angels of Tomorrow NGO Ms Olebogeng Loate, Ms Molebogeng Maake from NWU faculty of Humanities, Mr Agisanang Kgosi CDW and Ms Botho Mtambo from Lomanyaneng Library.

The key note address was rendered by the Provincial DCES Libraries and Multimedia Ms Girley Segoe, who explained the importance of reading and requested parents to encourage learners to read and love their mother tongue.

There was a marathon of activities by learners:
* Reading paragraphs in setswana and english
* Poetry
* Radio Broadcasting

Learner performance was judged and the winning schools were as follows:
Setswana Reading
3. Lotlamoreng and Mahube
2. Kagisano
1. Mantsa🥇
Setswana Poem
3. Senwelo and Lotlamoreng
2. Tselaakgosi
1. Mantsa 🥇
English Poetry
3. Mokgwetsi
2. Mahube
1. Lotlamoreng 🥇
Radio Presenting
3. Senwelo
2. Thuto Metsi
1. Lomanyaneng 🥇
3. Mosenogi
2. Pudulogo
1. Lotlamoreng and Mantsa🥇

Position 1 schools received medals and seven big books courtesy of Nalibali.
“Developing a reading culture”

Ntime o mphele ngwana.

Author: tkhechane