Books For Nyanga

$2,070 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 42 months
Anna Burbank   CANTON, CT

As part of our study abroad program this semester here in Cape Town, South Africa, we are to complete an activist project that can take on any form we wish. A group of us recently traveled to Sithembele Matiso High School in the classified black township of Nyanga, to discuss the importance and value of education. The townships that surround the outskirts of the city are areas where families were forced to settle after being removed from their homes during apartheid. Although legally apartheid has ended, this community and high school still feel its effects each and everyday. On our visit, the teacher of the class that we were speaking to asked the eleven of us what suggestions we had for her students regarding their lack of access to resources. "How are they to learn on the same level that you do, with no library, no internet, no books and no way to afford public transportation to the city's public library?" We had no answer. 

This is a community of youth passionate about learning, the desire is there, but the resources are not. There is a designated room reserved for library space, with book shelves, but these shelves remain empty. 

Please consider supporting these children and their community as they strive to build an environment in which they can learn and succeed!

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42 months ago
Thank you all for the amazing support!
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Harold Burbank
42 months ago

this IS how you change the world anna, 1 good idea and effort to implement it at a time...

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$2,070 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 42 months
Created February 25, 2013
NB
$25
Nanci, Ethan, Owen, and Maggie Butler
41 months ago
BH
$50
Bob Hammond
41 months ago
NS
$50
Nicole Sagartz
41 months ago

What a great project! I am proud to be a supporter.

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DB
$50
Dianne Bryce
41 months ago

Such a great idea and a deserving group !!

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RB
$10
Rachel Bouteiller
41 months ago
CT
$10
Charlotte Tweedley
42 months ago
JS
$85
Jin Wuk Sung
42 months ago

This is from Fast Forward, a service organization at Algonquin Regional High School. Good luck with everything!

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GM
$20
Glen & Susan Maloney
42 months ago

What a great cause. Best of Luck Anna in your endeavors.

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EB
$30
Erica Bourque
42 months ago
CP
$15
Christina Park
42 months ago
Harold Burbank
42 months ago

this IS how you change the world anna, 1 good idea and effort to implement it at a time...

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