Open Book Cape Town is committed to encouraging a love of books and reading. Five days of the year – while tremendously exciting – is not going to do that. It is for that reason that we have begun a number of projects that we will have continued involvement with, ensuring a significant and sustainable impact.
The goal of this project is to identify students with an interest in writing and to nurture that interest. The success of the project is not dependent on any of the students pursuing writing as a career, but rather on them realising such a career is an option.
Open Book School Library Project
The Open Book School Library Project is one that is close to our collective hearts. We worked with St Mary’s Primary School from 2015 – 2017 on the Open Box Project, which places fully stocked library boxes in each classroom. We are delighted to be starting a new relationship with Siyazingisa Primary School in 2018 and will be focusing on putting library boxes into their Grade R classrooms. As always, we will run exciting book related events at the school, in particular for those grades we are working with most closely.
What we need:
Financial Donations: We organise events through the year to raise funds to buy books for the school. In addition, we approach organisations, corporates and individuals for donations we can use to purchase titles. Any assistance on this side is of immense value.
Previous Focus Schools:
2015/17: Parkhurst Primary School (Cape Town)
2013/14: Westridge High School (Mitchell’s Plain)
2012/13: Parkhurst Primary School (Mitchell’s Plain)
2011/12: Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School (Khayelitsha)