Third Million Book & ten pence appeal

School library in Gauteng Province set up with books from Community H.E.A.R.T.The campaign aim is to set up school libraries in South Africa so children will have access to books they enjoy reading story books, novels, information books, the sort of book you would give a child or young person for their birthday or their Christmas. The idea is to help create a culture of reading by giving children access to books therefore encouraging literacy and helping support school studies. We do not want text books except for those that fall into the categories below including reading schemes, if in doubt check out our guidelines or phone for advice.
Remember getting large amounts of books we cannot use means we have to pay money out of the campaign to recycle them. Remember getting large amounts of books we cannot use means we have to pay money out of the campaign to recycle them.

A Third Million Books

We send books from Britain to South Africa because English is the language of education in South Africa and they desperately need books. About 20,000 schools, with 10 million pupils, have no libraries and few books, even if they do have shelves. That is the reality of the situation faced by the children as South Africa struggles to overcome the legacy of apartheid racism. We are starting on our goal of sending a

third million books to the children of South Africa.

 Types of books required                             To achieve the goals of the Book and 10p Appeal, we need
  • Pre-reading material

Picture and a word’

  • Easy Readers

Large print and Big Books

  •   Story books
  • Children’s novels

  • Factual books

  • Reading scheme books

  • Dictionaries especially illustrated ones
  • Encyclopaedias (these should be no more than 10 years old)