The South African Book Development Council hands over 1,700 books to celebrate World Book Day 2016

Pretoria 20 April 2016: To celebrate World Book Day coming up on 23 April, the SABDC handed over 1700 books from their #BUYABOOK campaign to Project Literacy.

This will benefit 600 children and 250 adults from Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga who will each receive their own books to take home.

Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Wordsworth and Books & Books stores around the country are also selling seven of the official WBD children’s books in store for only R25 until the 30th of April 2016.

The SABDC encourages South Africans to buy these books and then offer them as a donation to Nal’ibali. Donation bins will be placed at the counter at each of these participating stores.

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Project Literacy children received their books to take home

#BUYABOOK – Having as few as 20 books in the home is the leading indicator for children achieving higher levels of education. More than half of South African households do not have a single book in the home. This is why the SABDC, together with the book industry, introduced #BUYABOOK during National Book Week. Books donated during this campaign will go to households that have no books.

Project Literacy is one such organization that work with book impoverished communities. Project Literacy also provides key activities to communities during National Book Week.

 

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