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South Africa Mobile Library Project

  • ©Nina Grindlay
SAPESI, a NPO based in South Africa, leads this project driven by its goal of increasing literacy. SAPESI donates mobile library bus to the South African Department of Basic Education to carry books to lend to teachers and pupils in primary education around the country, and provide operational support. At Sony, employees of Sony Group companies in English-speaking countries collect and donate children’s books in English, and we also donate purchase funds for children’s books written in indigenous languages.
Youth on Assignment partnered with three schools in South Africa who all took part in a project to document the activities of mobile library buses which travelled around various remote areas and schools with initiative of local NPO SAPESI. Using photographic equipment donated by Sony, each school recorded activities in its community throughout the year.

  • ©Christiaan de Beer

Comments from Participants

Student photographer : Christiaan de Beer

The donation of 43 mobile libraries will certainly help with the education of children around South Africa, who are so desperately in need of this. I look forward to documenting this project further and capture the smiles and joy of the children.

※The comments of students is posted on the web as original.

  • ©Christiaan de Beer

  • ©Nina Grindlay

Around South Africa
Partner schools:
Tshwane University of Technology
Rhodes University
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
June 2012 to August 2013
SAPESI (South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative)
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