shop-sa member donation provides books to schools

Twelve schools across Gauteng and the Kliptown Youth Program, a non-profit organisation, without books or a library, received a moveable library coutesy of a donation of R40 000 by shop-sa and seven of its’ members. The members who made the donation included Kolok, Rexel, Mondi, Beswick, ACT, Office National and Waltons. One of the schools which benefitted from this initiative include Wisani Primary school in Pimville, Soweto. Denis Creighton, chairperson for the Soweto Youth and Developments Project, says he would like to thank shop-sa on behalf of all the schools. “Wisani Primary School caters for grades R to seven and had no library or any books until this intervention. We received the books arranged through the Travelling Bookshop’s Masixhasane foundation thanks to the association’s donation,” he says. He says the principal, deputy principal and staff, as well as the children were very excited about the new library. “As a result of the association’s donation, the Gauteng Education Department has also agreed to send a supply of library books to all participating schools so the donation has been multiplied,” says Creighton.

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