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Support EE’s Read-In!

On 6 March 2010 Equal Education will be hosting a 24 hour ‘Read-In’ at The Bookery, 20 Roeland Street, Cape Town.  Members of the public are invited to go there anytime between 10h00 am on the 6th of March 2010 and 10h00 on the 7th of March 2010 and read and relax! Informative discussion, live storytelling and readings from adventure to horror books will see everyone into the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Bookery is a space that was secured by Equal Education in order to co-ordinate a massive ongoing book drive. Equal Education is aiming to collect 100 000 books to be redistributed to rural and township school libraries. The public is urged to support this initiative by donating books that are in good condition and that can be used by primary and high school learners.

The Read-In is part of the Equal Education 1 School 1 Library 1 Librarian Campaign to provide all learners in South Africa with well-functioning school libraries. Currently, less than 8% of South African public schools have libraries. Most learners just do not have enough material to read, and do not have access to spaces that are conducive to learning. Equal Education is organising a march and concert to parliament on the 21st of March 2010 to urge the Department of Education to make serious plans to provide libraries to all our learners.
For more information, call:  084 924 5164
Carla GoldsteinSupport EE’s Read-In!