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Salt River school gets the gift of a colourful, well-stocked library

Written by: Paula Luckhoff

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/

Listen to the complete interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Salt River school gets the gift of a colourful, well-stocked library




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