Maun Senior Secondary School, which started off as a Methodist mission school with only 70 students in 1970, has grown tremendously over the years.
The government-assisted boarding school, which in 2017 had over 2000 students, boasts some of the most successful graduates, especially from the North West District.
As a way of giving back, a group of former students who completed their BGCSE at Maun Senior Secondary in 1991 launched the school library renovation project last week Friday.
Speaking on the occasion of the School Library Renovation Project at Letsholathebe 11 Square, Class of 1991 representative, Cecilia Montwedi said that the idea came out of a social media group where they discussed corporate social responsibility.
“We formed a group where we wanted to do something for the community and our school became our top priority,” Montwedi said.
“We visited the school for needs assessment and we chose to refurbish the library because we found it in such a bad state that it couldn’t have been appealing to the students,” Montwedi further explained.
So far Class of ’91 has given the library building a face lift by painting both the exterior and the interior.
“We have used wall paintings and various interior design elements to make the library more appealing. We have given the library a facelift and we donated desks. We will also be donating computers as well as books for the library in the near future,” Montwedi said.
The school’s senior teacher (library), Mokena Mojuta, revealed that the library has been underutilized with only twenty percent of the school population visiting it.
This, he said was because of the bad state it was in.
“We believe more students will visit it now since it has been refurbished,” Mojuta quipped.
For his part, the school head prefect, Jason Kesego, expressed gratitude and went on to highlight that the school library has only 20 old computers and a few old books.
“The library plays a vital role in education and new information emerges every day, but our school only has old model computers and the old books do not serve any purpose anymore as they contain outdated information,” Kesego noted that before she went on to plead with both individuals and business entities to lend a helping hand since there was still a lot that needed to be done to improve the library.