Books for the World

 
Rotary Clubs in the USA, Canada and South Africa have teamed up to distribute free literacy, maths, science and other school books to local schools and educational facilities. The books are sent to us in containers containing up to 25,000 books at a time from schools and libraries in the USA and Canada and cover pre-school, junior and senior school levels as well as adult literature and are suitable for both teaching at all school levels and for setting up much needed school and community libraries.
 
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Rotary Clubs in the USA, Canada and South Africa have teamed up to distribute free literacy, maths, science and other school books to local schools and educational facilities. The books are sent to us in containers containing up to 25,000 books at a time from schools and libraries in the USA and Canada and cover pre-school, junior and senior school levels as well as adult literature and are suitable for both teaching at all school levels and for setting up much needed school and community libraries.
 
These books are then donated to any organisation, formal or informal, involved in education, literacy programmes or the creation of libraries, etc. They are not available for resale.  
 
Since the beginning of 2014, we have received close to 200,000 books and about 160 000 have been distributed to date. We are currently bringing in about 25 000 books per month and, as we are sorting our latest container, have another waiting in storage in Bellville.
 
If you wish to benefit from this programme, visit the Leap School in Pinelands at the times given below and select as many books as you feel will benefit your school. The more you are able to use this facility and the more books you take so we in turn can bring in more container loads.
 
We always have extremely good high school books but are sometimes short of pre-primary and primary school books. Contact Francoise (073 731 7056) to confirm what she has available. If you are a country-school and can arrange transport from the depot to your town you can also call Francoise and she can see if she can make up some boxes of books for you. 
 
The depot is located at the Leap School in Pinelands near to Old Mutual and is operated on a volunteer basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:30pm. The facility is closed during school holidays.

We do have some boxes for packing but sometimes they are in short supply so please bring your own if you have any.
 
If you know of any other institutions that may be interested in our books please pass on the message.
 
Tinus de Jongh
dejongh@yebo.co.za
Newlands Rotary Club