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£964raised of £2,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £964 to help fund a Literacy Centre in a rural valley in South Africa

    Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Funded on Saturday, 30th June 2018

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    The Middelrus valley is situated in one of the poorest wards of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and is an area of poor education and high unemployment. Standards of literacy are very low, with no access to good learning resources, resulting in most children failing basic education and having little hope of going on to further study or attaining a good job.

    I have been a volunteer for three years at Themba Community Church which is situated in the heart of the valley and close to the main high school in the area. We are raising money to build and resource a centre where school children will be able to access books and the Internet and receive support in their studies.

    The difference a Literacy Centre could make to the people of this valley could be far reaching, in giving young people the opportunity to access resources for their studies as well as encouraging reading for pleasure. Children who had very little expectation of passing exams will have new motivation and, rather than be trapped in the poverty mindset of never having the means to achieve, they will have a renewed hope in success for the future.

    I hope that you, as my friends and family, will join with me in supporting this project by donating whatever you can to this cause, and therefore help give these young people an opportunity to reach their potential.

    Thank you so much and God bless, love Bonney :)



    • Bonney Bullen3 months ago
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      3 months ago
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    • Bonney Bullen3 months ago
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      3 months ago

      Dear family and friends, My crowdfunding page will be closing soon and I want to say huge thank you to everyone who has donated. We have collected the amazing sum of £914 through this page and, with other fundraising projects and generous donations, I am so happy to report that we have raised enough money to purchase a 12m converted shipping container to house the Literacy Centre. We have now placed an order and the container should be delivered in May. Thank you so very much; you are changing the lives of young people in this valley :)

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    • Bonney Bullen9 months ago
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      9 months ago

      Dear family and friends, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far to this project :) We have done so well to make £745 to date and there is still time to help reach our target. Reading is a skill, a gift and and a pleasure we often take for granted and can also be a doorway to better opportunities in life. These children made their own books and were so excited to show me how they could read them! If you haven't done so far, why not donate the cost of a book to the cause and bless a child with the gift of reading ;)

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    Page last updated on: 5/2/2018 1:12 PM



    • Kim Andrews

      Kim Andrews

      Apr 30, 2018

      Congratulations Bonney and good luck with the project. X


    • Lydia Graham

      Lydia Graham

      Apr 28, 2018

      Fantastic effort Bonney. Hope we get to see the end product one day. Here’s hoping you get some great last minute donations before the page closes. Much love James, Lydia, Jess and Madeleine xx


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      Jan 21, 2018


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      Dec 20, 2017


    • Rachel&Craig Maxwell

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      Dec 15, 2017


    • Carla Faulkner

      Carla Faulkner

      Nov 20, 2017

      A brilliant project Bonney. Hoping the new Literacy Centre makes a big difference to children's lives. xx


    • Nicky


      Oct 17, 2017

      Great cause Bonney. Hope you reach your target soon x


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    Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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