Library Construction

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Library Construction
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Country: South_Africa
Volunteer(s) Name: D Azueta
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Florida
Funds community contributed: $5700
Percentage community contributed: 41%
Funds needed were: $4726
Funds requested were: $8000
PPCP #: 674-053
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in South_Africa 2009 (4).
Library Construction, Primary School Literacy Center, School Libraries, Soccer and Literacy: An After-School Program
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Other Projects in South_Africa (9).
Camp GLOW South Africa 2004, Library Construction, Mogwase Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, Mohlaletse Classroom Construction, Pelonola Skills Training and Community Integration, Primary School Literacy Center, School Libraries, Soccer and Literacy: An After-School Program, South Africa Expand the Band
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Info about the Library Construction


Every child deserves the opportunity to develop a love of reading, yet many learners throughout South Africa do not have access to libraries or books. With donor support for the Books for Peace Library Project, this will change for 21,000 South African students, through the creation of 30 libraries. The schools and communities where the libraries will be initiated are located in poor, rural areas throughout the country. In many of these places, HIV rates exceed 30% of the population and over a quarter of some schools’ student bodies are orphans.

In 2008, Books for Africa donated 35,000 books to establish community libraries. This year, Books for Africa plans to donate 22,000 books. Shipping to South Africa and transport of the books from the port to rural communities will cost $13,700.

Each school or community has demonstrated its commitment to the libraries by raising $190 within its impoverished community and providing a secure room to house the books. The libraries are so needed and desired that the schools and communities are contributing $5700—which is 42% of the project cost. Each school or community nomination is supported by a PCV who is committed to helping them make the libraries places where children can develop a passion for reading and learning that will last a lifetime.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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