Over the past 6 years Brooklyn Mall has been supporting Siyafunda in light of economic constraints and the unavailability of corporate financial investment opportunity of strategic social investments. They say, “it is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”.

Looking back what a journey it has been, we took the stairs while others took the lift, we zigged while they zagged. Our growth has been the slowest and most frustrating but the most sustainable. We only operating exclusively in the private sector having never had any
Government Assistance but built our NPO selling books. We are self-resources fullness and self-reliant. Year after year many have come and gone in the last 7 years we are consistent. We have outlasted tenderpreneurs, took the respect of industry leaders by force, outwitted
New comers, crushed veterans, , out maneuverer the connected, out worked the talented, out desired old money, out studied the educated, silenced naysayers and inspired a generation of young black youth from the rural villages.

We started off as under dogs from humblest of beginnings born not to make it yet we dared to dream and challenged the status quo, broke all barriers in our way and went on to become industry leaders in our own right, on our terms recognized and lauded internationally
but overlooked locally, denied opportunities by Department of Basic Education so instead of complaining learnt to create our own. We had our fair share of ups and downs and at times more downs then ups, we seen and experienced the 4 seasons of business, the winters have been long filled with resounding rejection, constant disappointment countless failures, insurmountable setbacks with only our vision and dreams keeping us sane and believing in a better tomorrow, 7 years later we are still at it, still standing, still learning, still growing, still
dreaming big, still kicking down doors, still building a future for our next generation. Here’s to the next 100 of standing the test of time!

As World Book Day is commemorated across the world, Brooklyn Mall, Siyafunda Donate a Book and Exclusive Books declared books as essential goods and presented an excellent opportunity for South Africans to access books at a very affordable prices and
promoting reading culture during our “Brooklyn Book Drive”. During the “Brooklyn Book Drive” we sold more than 10 000 books, and we were able to make R35 580.00. We will use these funds to purchase children’s books, acquire new jackets, T-Shirts and tracksuits for
the whole Siyafunda team. We will also change the Siyafunda bakkie tyres and major service before our trip to Mpumalanga.

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  • Date : December 20, 2017