Hyundai sponsors library for Southview High
Hyundai sponsors new library for Southview HighLearners at the Southview High School in Lenasia South have received a brand new library, which is sponsored by Hyundai Automotive South Africa as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
The library initiative is one of several social responsibility activities undertaken by Hyundai Automotive SA, which includes participation in the entrepreneurship development programme of The Hope Factory.
A delighted Mr. R.B. Naidoo, principal of Southview High School, said he could never in his wildest dreams imagine that their public request for assistance would culminate in the establishment of the new library, with about 4 500 books, in a period of only 6 weeks. "We trust that this library would stimulate a desire to learn with our children and would lead to an improved literacy level among our learners," said Naidoo.
The library programme started after a lack of reading and comprehension skills was identified when the Trust adopted their first school in 2005 as part of an interventions strategy. This led to, inter alia, the provision of resources such as textbooks, stationary charts, and establishing fully resourced libraries with a wide range of books and audiovisual aids.
Apart from their involvement in education, Hyundai Automotive SA is also a participant in The Hope Factory's entrepreneurial programme that addresses challenges encountered by entrepreneurs, such as access to markets, low cost rental space and infrastructure to help grow their businesses. Aside from receiving extensive mentorship, guidance and network opportunities, entrepreneurs are assisted by The Hope Factory to enable them to run their businesses from the centre, using all the facilities provided.