From Peace Corps Wiki
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.