Mandela Day Campaign

In the spirit of celebrating Mandela Month, Starting Chance wants to improve literacy and language skills for 1 500 children by providing books for the children, and through literacy & language workshops for their parents and teachers.

Mandela Month Update

The donations received far exceeded our expectations and we feel truly blessed.

Thanks to the generosity of our Starting Chance family of supporters, we had a very successful Mandela Day/Month campaign. We raised over R400k as well as 4800 books, all of which will go towards improving literacy and language for the approx 1650 children we currently support. Every child will now be taking 3 books home with them to start building their own library at home. In addition, we will be stocking up all 30 book nooks at our schools, running our parent and teacher workshops, and stocking up our resource centre too. A special thank you to Bargain Books for their in-house matching campaign, where R152k was raised as well as to Book Dash for their generous donation of 4500 books.

Thank you!