Our Company History
Siyafunda Donate a Book recently donated 5 Trolley Libraries to five schools in Ghana, Bogoso Region, these include more than 5000 children’s books, courtesy of AECI Ghana Ltd who saw our crazy innovation of “Umgqom’wolwazi, the bin of knowledge” on social media and approached us, to support ten schools last year in South Africa. We donated ten trolley libraries and more than 10 000 children’s books. It was a massive operation.
At Siyafunda Donate-A-Book we believe that the right environment guarantees growth, and we also believe strongly in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children (United Nations,1989) and the world declarations on Early Childhood Education for all UNESCO 1990, and the Africa Charter on the rights and Welfare of the child (Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU 1990), which recognise the right of children to education, and the development of personality, talents, mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. These charters clearly stipulates that every child has a right to Basic Early Childhood Development Education, Basic Education including Adult Basic
Education and to further their education with the State. Without the best start in life for all children, there is no foundation for sustainable societies. We believe that children have the right beyond survival to thrive and contribute to sustainable communities. For many years rural children have been forgotten in terms of opportunities and resources to get quality education and that is what drives our mission to leave no rural child behind. The aim of this request is to take the whole African continent into its confidence regarding what is arguably the most important sector in early childhood development and basic education. The Siyafunda team has made remarkable progress in this regard, and we acknowledge that much more needs to be done. As an organisation we do not have all the solutions, but we are sure that through our relentless efforts we will spark the minds that will come up with the solutions.