Salt River school gets the gift of a colourful, well-stocked library
There are good people doing good things in South Africa.
Bianca Resnekov speaks to Mike Schalit, chief creative officer at Net#work BBDO and the co-founder of the non-profit MAL Foundation.
It aims to 'make a difference' through creativity and so far, through its library initiative, it's made a difference at 14 needy schools.
This is our 25th year. We started with one, who could have thought we'd grow so quickly.— Mike Schalit, Co-founder - MAL Foundation
It's a message to all of us as South Africans. There are things you can do - you start slowly, with small companies and you put one foot in front of the other.— Mike Schalit, Co-founder - MAL Foundation
Schalit says the new library at Cecil Road Primary has been designed to look colourful and inviting and will give around 500 children access to more than 2 000 books.
It's not a handout. We're going to work with the school going forward.— Mike Schalit, Co-founder - MAL Foundation
Schools just don't have the resources - there are so many other things they have to put their time and money into.— Mike Schalit, Co-founder - MAL Foundation
If you would like to get involved in some way, find out more at https://www.ideas4good.co.za/
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