AngloGold Ashanti Project

An incredible 2065 books were presented to the principals of 7 schools during a workshop and book handover in Soweto on Tuesday the 17th of February.  This project valued at R 149,865.00 was sponsored by AngloGold Ashanti’s CSI initiative and carried out by Biblionef.

The schools in Dobsonville, Meadowlands, Orlando West, Zola, Diepkloof and Roodepoort received books in isiZulu, Setswana, Sesotho and isiXhosa, depending upon the children’s home language, as well as in English.

Mrs. Rea Maribe of AngloGold Ashanti and Biblionef’s Jean Williams were greeted by top officials from the Department of Education for Gauteng as well as the schools principals before the workshop. Jean spoke about the importance of instilling a love of reading in pupils and the vital role home language reading plays in this process. Principal Phola Tabane of Sapebuso Senior Primary School in thanking AngloGold Ashanti and Biblionef said “finally the moment has come…. my children are going to be reading crazy.”

We are sure that the 4410 pupils at the 7 schools are having the time of their lives discovering exciting stories in their new books!

Donation to 7 schools in Gauteng

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