Pupils lined the driveway to welcome guests to the launch on Tuesday, which coincided with World Book Day, dedicated to promoting the importance of reading for pleasure and its effects. The school, in the heart of a gang-ridden area, has more than 1000 pupils.
Principal Lameez Rabbaney said the area was known for extreme gang violence and was not an easy environment in which to grow up.
She said the impact of the library would be felt for years to come, not only on the school children, but also the community. “We hope the books inspire the learners to make a positive contribution to society.”
Rabbaney said the library would be a safe space in which pupils could read, imagine and be creative.