When the opportunity to offer children a passport to adventures and an exhilarating escape from everyday life arose, The Adamjee Foundation could not refuse. On the 28th October 2019 the foundation officially opened the doors to a brand-new library at the Iphutheng Primary School.
Iphutheng Library Exterior
Situated within the Alexandra township, the school is one amongst many in the area. Principal Mike Tobejane has been managing the school for 5 years since 2014 and has made fervent efforts to improve the learning environment for his students.
With over 1000 learners ranging from grades 1-7 the school was in desperate need for a space that accommodated the constant stream of students. Previously, the school’s library operated from a single container, which housed shelves of books. With many new design concepts, the Adamjee Foundation finally settled on a complete structure that entertained a library area with multiple shelves, a reading corner dotted with bean bags, as well as a homework/study area decorated with desks, chairs, plug points and a chalkboard. The new library is spacious and vibrant offering students a comfortable haven for reading and studying.
Iphutheng students enjoying the outdoor area
Along with the library, the foundation created an innovative outdoor seating area using upcycled oil drums. The architect took inspiration from the word “Iphutheng” which means centipede and arranged for the drums to be shaped as one. With bright colours decorating the drums and walls of the library, students are sure to be attracted into exploring the new space and all it has to offer.
On behalf of the foundation, we wish Iphutheng Primary School success in their endeavours and hope we can continue to contribute to the Alex community in a positive and beneficial way.