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£914raised of £2,000 target by 23 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund a Literacy Centre in a rural valley in South Africa

Location
Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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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 :)

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  • Bonney Bullen3 months ago
    Bonney Bullen

    Bonney Bullen

    3 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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  • Bonney Bullen6 months ago
    Bonney Bullen

    Bonney Bullen

    6 months ago

    Wow, Day Four and the fundraising is going so well :) Thank you for all the donations so far from friends, family and even friends of friends and family! It really is a good cause and even the smallest donation can make a big difference. If you need more inspiration, check out the photo of what we hope the Literacy Centre will look like.... a converted shipping container kitted out with shelving and power, which will also provide the security we need. We are so very grateful for the support.

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6 months ago

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23

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 21, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 20, 2017

    £9.00

  • Rachel&Craig Maxwell

    Rachel&Craig Maxwell

    Dec 15, 2017

    £100.00

  • 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

    £50.00

  • Nicky

    Nicky

    Oct 17, 2017

    Great cause Bonney. Hope you reach your target soon x

    £30.00

  • Sophie broom

    Sophie broom

    Oct 8, 2017

    Well done aunty bon you are the most amazing person i know...keep up all your amazing work very proud of you xxx

    £10.00

  • Clair

    Clair

    Oct 8, 2017

    Well done mum, getting closer and closer with every donation Xx

    £10.00

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Bonney Bullen

Bonney Bullen

Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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