For the past 13 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! This event is celebrated annually in over 173 countries; it is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities. On Wednesday the 2nd of February 2022, Macmillan Education Eswatini celebrated the day with young minds from Kwaluseni Infant Primary School. Pupils were given a chance to read aloud from Macmillan books in both Siswati and English. The books were given to the learners to take home to encourage them to read more. This day was celebrated with Grade 6 pupils and teachers at the school to inculcate the culture of reading among children in the country. 

Macmillan donates books worth E7000 to Kwaluseni Infant Primary School

Macmillan Education Eswatini further empowered the school with a donation of books worth E7000. The donation was handed over to the school by sales and marketing manager Mancoba Sihlongonyane. Receiving this on behalf of the school was the head teacher, Siphiwe Magagula, who expressed great gratitude and excitement for the donation. “As a school we have always desired to celebrate this day but due to insufficient resources we could not. This donation will help us a lot in instilling the culture of reading amongst our learners and further enable them to perform better in their studies since readers are leaders” the principal remarked excitedly. Grade 6 pupils received promotional items from Macmillan just to encourage them to work hard in their studies. “Macmillan believes in helping curious minds achieve great things throughout their lives, so we are here to partner with you in achieving that dream” said Macmillan’s Mancoba Sihlongonyane. This event was fully covered by Eswatini’s main media houses like Eswatini TV, Yemaswati TV, Times of Eswatini, Eswatini Observer, and radio stations. We were also live on our Facebook page. This event was a success and Macmillan gained visibility.