Adventure begins for Iphutheng learners at their new library

For Principal, Mike Tobejane, life at Iphutheng Primary School never has a dull moment. With over 1000 learners to cater for, the Alexandra based school has been in need of some refurbishment. A task that the principal has been tackling head on, since his appointment five years ago.

One of the spaces that desperately needed attention was the library. Thanks to Mr Tobejane’s efforts, the Adamjee Foundation in collaboration with AMPM Projects, were provided the opportunity to create a safe and comfortable library for the young students to enjoy.

The transformation was incredible. Seeing the single container replaced with a whimsical building, left the students with excitement to explore and enjoy this new space.

The outdoor seating area, a favourite of many, consists of upcycled, brightly painted oil drums and is shaped like a centipede. The shape is no coincidence, as the inspiration for the design comes from the name of the school itself – Iphutheng, which means centipede.

The development of the library aims to encourage Iphutheng students to get lost in hours of reading and learning enjoyment.

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