Equal Education
Libraries and The Bookery


One school, one library, one librarian

Letter From Department of Education 23 August 2010

Monday, 23 August 2010

  Equal Education                                                                    2010-08-23 Khayelitsha     For attention: Doron Isaacs     A big thank you from the GDE: Library Unit and Library Facilitators in districts for the excellent work EE is doing. We appreciate EE’s hard work and commitment to education.   The lack of a National School Library policy is serious and constantly needs to be under the attention of government. Absence of school libraries has a  negative effect on teaching and learning, and we experience it first hand in Gauteng schools.   You are an extension of our hands and we applaud the way in which you address this crucial matter.

Letter to Bobby Soobrayan

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

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Open Letter to WCED announcement on Libraries

Sunday, 9 August 2009

To view the original letter click here 8 September 2009 RESPONSE TO WCED ANNOUNCEMENT ON LIBRARIES   Dear Mr Schreuder, Equal Education and the Campaign for School Libraries 1. Equal Education [EE] is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism. 2. Presently, we are engaged in a Campaign for School Libraries. The campaign is explained during the course of this letter. We would welcome to opportunity to meet with you and brief you more fully. 3. Over 17,000 people have signed the petition attached as an appendix to this letter. These will be handed over to a representative of the national Department of Education on September 22, after the Walk for School Libraries. 4. Many seminars, marches, pickets and countless meetings, involving hundreds of people, have gone into building this campaign, and will continue to sustain it. 5. It will continue until such time as there is agreement on a national policy on school libraries, on the basis of the progressive realisation, within a reasonable time frame, for the provision of a library for every school.