1 million books for South Africa

$660 $9,340
Raised Remaining


To publish 1 million books - a collection of short stories from the annual short story competition run for the last 10 years.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

We need funds annually to publish the best short stories from the ERA/Anglo Platinum Short Story Competition to supply much-needed books to support family literacy in South Africa.

How will this project solve this problem?

Advertising & promoting short story competition widely & broadly; Short listing best stories; Selecting top 20 stories to go to judges; Liaison with writers for permission to print their stories free of charge for free circulation to South Africans

Potential Long Term Impact

To bring books into SA homes; Slowly encouraging the habit of reading and the promotion of local writing; To support other literacy and reading promotion efforts in the country.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $660

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $660 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $660 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Beulah Thumbadoo & Associates

Johannesburg, South Africa

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