Building a library – South Africa

Charity:
Calabash Trust

Focusing on education, schools, and sending containers of resources to South Africa.

Country

South Africa

Start Year:

2009

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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The Calabash Trust aims to develop and support sustainable projects in South African townships with a focus on nutrition and education. A group of sixth formers from Reed’s School Surrey successfully laboured to build three sports fields at primary schools in the townships. The project extended and to resource a container library. It involved filling a container with books, sports and school equipment and paying to ship it to South Africa. They purchased a converted 40 foot container which has become a library at The Isaac Boi Primary School. The ALMT made a grant to the Calabash Trust UK that ensured the project was completed.

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