'Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities': - Professor R David Lankes
Although FRTC is a higher education institution, it is committed to quality education that starts from Grade R up to the completion of tertiary education. Therefore, as part of its social responsibility programme, FRTC donated 200 books to St Theresa's RC School. The school principal Mr G.E Akkers was pleasantly surprised and thanked FRTC fortheir generous donation. Mr G.E Akkers said, "St Theresa's RC School is in the process of establishing a library, therefore, the teachers and learners are excited about these donations as it helps as to start our library'.
FRTC understands the realistic challenges most public and private education institutions are experiencing, especially with the accessibility to basic and tertiary education and trade books due to the excessively high costs involved. Most institutions and students simply cannot afford the books because the value chain of sourcing paper, printing, publishing, distribution, and bookselling involves exorbitant costs.
Notwithstanding the several challenges South Africa has experienced with regards to libraries FRTC believes that
"What a school thinks about its library is a
measure of what it feels about education"