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Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Bayview Primary School is an underprivileged school in Helenvale whom were approached by six students; Rushni Lillah, Andre de Souza, Shumeeka Caderbegg, Paula  Thom, Bongiwe Danster and Sisa G. Nkosibomvu.

They decided to give back to the community by building a library/ reading room for the Bayview children. This project has been running from the end of March 2015, and would continue until the room is complete. They have three main objectives for the programme: firstly to nurture and encourage more schools to establish and maintain school libraries/reading rooms; secondly to have a school library/reading room policy set in place within every School Development Plan; and thirdly to have a designated teacher – librarian for each school in the programme.

Thus far the students have sorted and cleaned the room as well as sanded the floor. They have collected books and cleaned and repaired books that were in need of TLC. There is still so much more that they wish to accomplish such as having shelves made, fixing the existing shelves and painting the inside of the room, install a table for computers as well as adding more books, furniture and electronics. As a final touch they would like to fix the broken windows.


Cake sales were one of the fundraising initiatives taken up by the group.


The students worked during the school's operating times and had help from volunteers within the community.

Painting the walls

Clean up is a team effort!






Related Information

The IOP Honours students are required to do corporate social responisibilty projects during their studies. For 2015 the students focused on the following:

  • Bayview Primary School
  • Njongozabantu Edu-Care Centre
  • Jerusalem Ministry