Congratulations to Max Green on his sterling efforts & perseverance in collecting books for the “Bookshelf Project”. This has resulted in two mini-libraries in Diepsloot supporting over one thousand underprivileged children. We received the following letter from the project:
We would hereby like to thank Beit Emanuel and Max Green for the amazing donation of books that was made to The Bookshelf Project. These books will be combined with other books that have been donated to the project and as a result two mini-libraries will be donated to a combined school in Diepsloot that supports over one thousand two hundred children that come from very underprivileged circumstances.
The vision of the project is to create a sustainable reading platform, facilitate a love of reading and thereby to open infinite opportunities through the gift of books and the establishment of reading programmes. Our goal in 2015 is to distribute over 50,000 books to over 50,000 children by partnering with multiple schools and community centres.
Each mini-library comprises of a bookshelf that measures 1.8m wide and 1.5m high, and which, on average, contains 700 books. As such two bookshelves and approximately 1,400 books will be donated to the school in Dieplsoot. Given the availability of books, each bookshelf normally contains one set of encyclopaedias, reference books, dictionaries, and then a selection of reading books based on the ages of the children that will be using the bookshelf. If available, a limited number of study guides and a selection of learning material will also be included in each shelf.
Thank you again for your support, it is highly appreciated and it will definitely contribute to the lives of many children.