The TGSCCC Memorial Library Project

A TIBAKALANGA EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

The Silundika Family Trust & The Silundika Family Foundation presents:

The TGSCCC Memorial Library Project

Purpose :
The library is expected to help improve the study habits of students in this area, thereby improving their chances of advancing to secondary schools and universities. The general key deliverables of this project is to create a highly literate and culturally conscious society which is proud of its history and its way of life.

Background

The existing Silundika Family homestead is being developed and expanded to become a Cultural Community Centre and Memorial Library. The Centre will provide facilities for education, recreation, arts and culture and health awareness for Ward 6 villagers and the surrounding villages in Bulilima District. The project is developed as a community development initiative in honor of the late national hero Tarcisius Malan George Silundika and shall be administered under the auspices of the registered Silundika Family Foundation. The library is a major component of this project, which is expected to help improve the study habits of students in this area, thereby improving their chances of advancing to secondary schools and university. Gala is one of the cluster of villages in ward 6 in Bulilima District, Matabeleland South that fall under Headman Manguba and Chief Gambo III. Each one of the surrounding villages has a population of between 600-700 inhabitants. There are four cluster primary schools and two secondary schools in the area. This library will go a long way in addressing many challenges and improve the pass rate in the district. The long-term plan for the library is to introduce literacy and computer programs.

Through this community library, children will develop a culture of reading, a prerequisite for an enlightened society. Adults also enjoy library activities that usually include packages for recreation, culture, education and informational reading. Study circles also offer adults an opportunity to participate in the lifelong continuing education process.

Various studies have shown that there is a gap between the demand for and supply of essential reading materials in Zimbabwe especially in rural communities where the rate of illiteracy and economic hardships are more pronounced. This is despite general consensus that every individual and community has a right to access to information.

The Zimbabwean government has always supported education and social services but inadequate resources have affected many rural communities. Whereas school infrastructure is available, study material via books and information technology is in short supply in rural communities. This initiative will help fill that gap by complimenting government efforts while at the same time preserving the legacy of the late liberation hero TG Silundika. The library will provide the youth and elderly with study materials and access to information technology that is not available in the schools.

The Zenzo Nkobi Heritage Gallery

The Zenzo Nkobi Heritage Gallery will be a big feature of the library with photographs documenting the liberation war. The archive includes thousands of photographs taken by the late Zenzo Nkobi, a liberation hero and professional photographer.
www.zenzo-nkobi-heritage.org

Expected Outcomes

The development of this library facility at the Centre will allow the unemployed youth of Ward 6 and the surrounding areas a safe space away from common social ills like drugs, participation in crime and having unprotected sex which could lead to unwanted pregnancies and diseases. The library is expected to help improve the study habits of students in this area, thereby improving their chances of advancing to secondary schools and universities. The general key deliverables of this project is to create a highly literate and culturally conscious society which is proud of its history and its way of life. 

Beneficiaries

The schools will be the most direct beneficiaries of this project, but the remaining citizens, the adults will also benefit. Adults will benefit from  adult literacy and computer literacy programs. All these will combine to raise the level of general literacy in the rural community.

PROJECT COST

The total amount needed to complete the project is US$8, 100 

Item 

Quantity 

Cost 

Book Shelves 

15/$40 each 

$600 

Desks  

10/$30 each 

$300  

Chairs 

10/$20 each 

$200 

Solar Panels 

1 

$5000 

Computers 

10 /$200 each 

$2000 

Total Amount Needed 

$8, 100 

Self-Sustainability 

Once completed, the memorial library will attract local, regional, national and international visitors including students of history looking to do research.  A nominal library membership fee will be levied and research parties will be required to pay a fee, all of which will combine to sustain the library. More revenues will be generated from the use of a small internet café within the library premises. 

Additional Fundraising Activities

The Silundika Family Foundation is seeking assistance in the form of grants, equipment and other types of resources in order to complete this project. 

PACK A BOX OF BOOKS CAMPAIGN

 Do you have any books in English that you want to donate? The take a big box and ship them to us!

For more information on the shipping,  please reach out to our project leaders:

Mr. Felix Silundika: Tel. +263 78 542 4698
Mrs. Mzuzile Ngwenya Tel. +44 7847 708190
Mrs. Tina Nkobi: Tel.: +31643600921

Shipping Address for Book Donations:

TGSCCC Library Project
Ntombikayise Ngwenya
2 Garlinge Court
14-16 Fordwych Road
London NW2 3TG
United Kingdom 

Email Address: library@tgsccc.org 

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Main Contacts & Facilitators
Felix Silundika • Project Manager
Mzuzile Ngwenya • TGSCCC Memorial Library Project Manager

Mrs Mzuzile Ngwenya will be the main contact for all queries regarding library know-how. She is responsible for the workshops to train our internal staff to manage the library.

Contact Number: +44 7847 708190

Tina Nkobi • Foundation Treasurer

Email: t.nkobi@tgsilundikaculturalcommunitycentre.org
Tel.: +31 64 3600 921 (WhatsApp)

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