Sustainability book drive to South Africa

               Gateway to Education Limerick (GTEL) is an education based charity that believes that everyone should have the chance to reach their full potential.

We focus on reducing the costs of going to school here in Ireland. Part of this includes getting books into the hands of students for cheaper.

A frequently changing syllabus and new book editions being published each year often means that many schoolbooks become obsolete. Rather than sending these books to landfill we want to reuse them by getting them to communities who need them. In 2018 we sent 500 boxes of books to Malawi in East Africa to a community where over 1000 students shared roughly 100 books between them. The project was a success and we now want to repeat the project.

GTEL has teamed up with Read To Grow in the Netherlands who will help us ship much needed school books to South African communities. We just need to get the boxes of books to the Netherlands first.

Our organization relies on the help of our volunteers and your generosity. We would be so grateful if you could donate and help cover the cost of shipping these books to the Netherlands. Read To Grow will then take them the rest of the way.

Our goal is €2500 euro and with that we could send 24 pallets of books to Africa. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated. If you can't donate money then please consider donating your old school books to us.

We would really appreciate your support and if you have any questions go to our social media or our website and feel free to get in touch.

Thank you.

(Here is a video about our previous school book drive to Malawi in 2018)

The Gateway Team

  • Mukta Cooper 
    • €30 
    • 1 mo
  • Chloe Reidy 
    • €9 
    • 1 mo
  • Jenny Curran 
    • €50 
    • 2 mos
  • Fiona O'Keeffe 
    • €10 
    • 3 mos
  • Mary Rogan 
    • €25 
    • 4 mos
See all


Suzanne Roche 
Limerick, Ireland
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