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Mpilo Hospital gets children’s books


A 22-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo entrepreneur Thamsanqa Bhala has donated books and magazines to Mpilo Central Hospital children’s ward to “ensure children admitted there are kept occupied with reading material”.


Bhala is the founder and publisher of Llrout Kids Magazines, circulating in schools and found at some book stores.

On Friday, Bhala donated 76 kids’ magazines and other books to the government referral hospital.

“I recently donated some books for children at King George and Mater Dei Hospital. This is my small contribution to encourage a reading culture among children wherever they are, be it at school, home or hospital,” Bhala said.

“The books and magazines are not just for entertainment. They are not novels, but are supplementary children’s books that are educative and contain mind development games.”

Bhala is a former participant of the local reality show My own boss, which he said taught him how to execute ideas in the face of hardships.

“This is more like a business for me,” he said. “I have always wanted to venture into business and through research I realised that children’s books, publications, have a market that is not well served.

“I then took a decision to capitalise on it but it has not been smooth sailing.

“I did not have any sponsors, so I had to do everything on my own, from writing, printing and distributing.”

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