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Promoting education and literacy for all is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Global Literacy Edu-Container Project

Books and school equipment is shipped from Canada to South Africa to help needy schools.

Approximately 5 years ago the MRC was offered a container full of schoolbooks and equipment by members of the Grand Bend Rotary Club situated in Canada. These books and equipment were sourced by the Canadian Rotarians from a school which was being closed by the School Board in their area. The Canadian Rotarians were astounded when they were advised that the books and equipment would be going into landfill if not taken by them. Since the first container landed in Middelburg, we have received a further 53 containers filled to capacity with books and school equipment. The books and equipment received to date have been distributed to more than 340+ libraries, pre-schools, primary schools, high schools, formal aid centres, senior centres, centres for disabled, hospitals, prisons and churches with close to 1 million books distributed.


Project location
South Africa
Project dates
Start: 01 March 2010
End:  01 March 2020
Project category
Community, International, Vocational, Basic education and literacy
Funding
Project contacts
Mr. Alexander C.W. Deiner, Middelburg| (contact)
Mr. Peter Twynstra, Grand Bend| (contact)
Partners
Grand Bend, ON, Canada (Rotary Club)
Middelburg, South Africa (Rotary Club)
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