This is our primary Mandela Day campaign.
Let’s combine forces and really make a difference for our aspiring future generation OUR CHILDREN.
This overview will give you more insight on how you can help us by being part of the solution through donated funds which will not only help us build and deliver the library but will also afford us the opportunity to educate these same children about the behaviours and attitudes that change the face of HIV and Aids in their communities.
The Mandela Day Library Schools project hope is to be able to deliver at least 100 units in the next forty eight months. The need is much larger but realistic goals must be set and considering the fact that an average of 1000 kids occupy each school we are hopeful that by targeting the specific school in areas of greatest need we will have a positive influence over may a child’s life and indeed create an environment that allows the children to be educated.
The container Library concept is not new to South Africa and previous installed libraries although few have had significant effects in making a real and sustainable difference in the children’s life. The project is made up of a number of critical components but it all starts with you! Each container is revamped from old container stock and restored to a product that is not only workable but aseptically pleasing as well.
Step 1 is to collect sufficient funds for a container or a group of containers.
This is done via the Mandela Bangle of the Long Walk to Freedom Brand and corporate donations. Individual Participate for Good fund raising campaigns. Corporate campaigns have proved to be positive as the containers can be branded should the corporate wish (at their costs). Participate for Good is the best way to mobilise many people globally to make a difference while generating awareness at the same time.
It is an unfortunate reality, but township life and impoverished kids in rural areas are often sexually active from the age of 11 and many more are abused with no real info on how to protect themselves. The Mandela Day initiative is a symbol of new hope and inspiration in the prison number 466 of the year 1964, which belonged to Nelson Mandela.
Ideally we need to generate a donation of R 205 000.00 per container to create the impact and deliver, any donations you create can be aggregated with others to delivery so don't shy away. Start now and leave a legacy not a will!
We look forward to discussing the possibilities further with you and your organisation to see how you can be part of our Mandela Day campaign and start changing the world in which our children live.
Robert Coutts and the Mandela Day School Library initiative
+27 (0)11 781 2635