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Let's rebuild the Holy Cross library

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We are the Otto Foundation and we are Holy Cross Primary School's charitable literacy partner. We built the Holy Cross library that burnt down in February and now we're helping the school to fundraise to rebuild the library. We are doing the project in collaboration with national library NGO www.thebookery.org.za and other community organisations, and we're appealing to the public to help us get Holy Cross back on its feet.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REBUILD THE HOLY CROSS LIBRARY

Holy Cross Primary is a school in the heart of District 6, serving 520 children from disadvantaged homes around Cape Town. These kids desperately need the community's help to raise R100 000 so that they can rebuild the safe and nurturing library and aftercare space that they have lost in a terrible fire in February. This space was their greatest hope for turning around the school's distressingly low literacy levels and making everyone safe at school again amidst growing crime incidents around the school.

Let's get the job done and help these kids!

Our goal is to rebuild the Liyabona Learning Centre, a space that will serve as a compact multi-functional library, e-learning, aftercare and meeting space for 520 learners, to replace a number of crucial facilities that were lost in the fire. Phase 1 which includes fitting new shelves, desks, doors, windows, electrics, equipment, and dignified toilets, will cost in the region of R100 000.

Phase 2, which is our stretch goal, is a computer centre on top of the library which will include work stations for at least 30 children at a time.

By doing this, we'll not only turn an empty room into a functioning library and safe aftercare space for 520 disadvantaged children, but we'll also show these kids that they matter.

The Otto Foundation (www.ottofoundation.co.za), the registered PBO managing the reconstruction of the Holy Cross library in collaboration with the school's principal, Ms Zweni.

*Funds raised will go directly to the Otto Foundation*

Donations

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "We live close to Holy Cross and were desperately sad when it burnt down. Looking forward to visiting the new library once it has been rebuilt. " - Lesley Hay-Whitton

  • Aug 15, 2019 - USD $ 34.12
  • "Reading saved my life - hope it does so for some other young person too." - Cara Theart

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Contribution from a grade 1. My peers and I are the future" - Tyler Hall

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep up the good work! " - ROOKIE BABY Cape Town - Rookie-Baby.com

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Keep doing great work" - Christine Hayes

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Snapscan" - Maria Tallie

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck guys" - Steven

  • Jun 17, 2019 - R 253.75
  • "Great project" - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2019 - USD $ 23.63
  • "Our kids are the future and they need safe places to learn" - Kerry Murray

  • Jun 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best for this wonderful cause" - Annène

  • Jun 14, 2019 - USD $ 14.16
  • "Good luck with your mission here. " - Angela Graham UK

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Amazing work" - Nicolette

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "-" - Robyn Campbell

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "????" - Laura Myers

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Community is everything " - Siddeeqa Gierdien

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck in rebuilding the school and library!" - Kelly Rosenthal

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Together we can make this happen!" - Peter&Renee;

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "<3" - Ines

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Every little helps" - Audrey Westcott

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Reading opens all the doors" - Dan

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Here is to Liyabona!" - Zephne Ladbrook

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Libraries are cool - everybody should have access to one." - Yvonne Kamp

  • Jun 12, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Libraries are important! " - Alexander Rau

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 39 511.64

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 30 000.00
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The Otto Foundation is raising funds to rebuild Holy Cross Primary School's learning facilities after the fire in February. 

 

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