A book booth donated by a former pupil of Kannemeyer Primary School is proving to be a fun new way to encourage children to love reading. It looks similar to a traditional British telephone booth, but it is filled with books for learners to freely take and read at school.
Headmaster of the school Ridwan Samodien says that South Africa has low literacy rates and that 80% of grade 4 learners cannot read without understanding.
The school’s Reading Revolution initiative aims to tackle those figures and instill good reading habits.
"We need to do everything in our power to instill a love for reading in our kids," said Samodien.
One of the reasons why the booth is working so well is because the children are able to easily pick out a book and read.