GEORGE NEWS - Asijike Arts, an outreach programme which is run by the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre, donated a Book Tree to the Inkcubeko Youth and Science Centre in Thembalethu on Tuesday 25 September.
The Book Tree came with 70 books to encourage people to get into the culture of reading.
The project aims at increasing the literacy level of Georgians and promoting the power of reading by setting up a forest of Book Trees throughout George. Residents are encouraged to donate books for the project to grow and be more accessible to many people in George, especially the youth.
How does it work?
- A Book Tree will be a place where readers can get a book for free, or exchange one book for another.
- The different Book Trees in George will supply each other with books.
- Donations can be dropped off at any Book Tree.
- How can you or your company become involved?
- Providing space for a Book Tree to be "planted" for donations or collections.
- By becoming a temporary Book Tree drop-off point for book donations.
- Donating diaries for school children for use in 2019.
What kind of books can be used by the Asijike Arts team for the Book Tree project? And in what language?
- ANY books can be dropped off at ANY book tree. We will ensure that the books reach the appropriate audiences.
For more information please call Lauretta Nkana on 044 874 3142.
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