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  • SA is 24th largest country in the world by population and 25th in area. SA is 1/8 size of USA. 53 million people. Multiethnic – constitution recognizes 11 official languages, the highest number of any country in the world. English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language after Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikans. 80% of SA’s are of black African ancestry. All ethnic groups have representation in SA’s constitutional democracy. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, SA’s unique multicultural character has become integral to its national identity. It’s economy is largest and most developed in Africa though poverty and inequality remain widespread w/1/14 of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25/day. In 2006, SA become the first African country to legalise same sex marriage and the first country to voluntarily renounce and dismantle its nuclear weapons program. SA is violent. The average woman is more likely to be raped than complete secondary school. Nearly 50 murders are committed daily in SA and gated communities are popular. 2011 UNAIDS Report, SA has 5.6 million people living with HIV, more than any other country in the world, highly skewed along racial lines. 1.2 million orphans in SA.
  • Breadline Africa found us via a Twitter post and contacted us regarding partnership. US PCV Eva Cappuccilli found us online.
  • One of my favorite countries on the planet - Drop dead gorgeous natural scenery including the famous baobab trees.
  • Huge diversity of cultures and at a fascinating place politically at the birth of a new nation.
  • SA is loaded with world class game parks, marine protected areas, botanical gardensand world heritage sites.
  • South Africa has great infrastructure and the large cities offer world class buildings, roads, airlines, hospitals, libraries and schools. Every city also has slums or townships where people struggle to live in homes made of tin or cardboard with no plumbing or electricity.
  • Many schools still do not have sufficient classrooms for all the students to study inside.
  • Millions of students are learning from teachers teaching from memory because they do not have access to books.
  • Left to right: Breadline Africa Executive Director Tim Smith, Mandela Libraries Coordinator Jade Orgill, Breadline Africa staff members.
  • A preschool container conversion by Breadline Africa.
  • A two-story double decker preschool
  • Breadline Africa’s containers library designs feature bold and colorful exteriors.
  • When finished, a Breadline Africa container library provides an inviting place to browse for books.

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  • African Library Project’s New Partnerships: South Africa! Breadline Africa & U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Piloting April, 2014
  • Learn About South Africa, Our Newest Destination • 53 million people • 24th largest country in the world • Economy is largest in Africa • poverty and inequality remain widespread • 1/14 of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25/day • 1.2 million
  • Where We Will Start Libraries • Breadline Africa is in all 9 provinces. • U.S. Peace Corps is in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces Breadline Africa found us via a Twitter post and contacted us regarding partnership. US Peace Corps Volunteer Eva Cappuccilli found us online.
  • South Africa has gorgeous natural scenery including the famous baobab trees…
  • … a huge diversity of cultures and at a fascinating place politically at the birth of a new nation…
  • … many world class game parks, marine protected areas, botanical gardens and world heritage sites.
  • Large cities offer world class buildings, roads, airlines, hospitals, libraries and schools. Cities also have slums where people live in cardboard homes without plumbing or electricity…
  • Many schools still do not have sufficient classrooms for all the students to study inside.
  • Millions of students are learning from teachers teaching from memory because they do not have access to books.
  • • Breadline Africa: Our Partner • Established in 1993 • Specializes in turning sea containers into useful buildings (community kitchens, day care centers, classrooms for voc. skills, sports clubs, health clinics and toilet blocks) • Over 175 conversions. • Partners with Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Soul Buddyz Clubs, Room to Read • SA corporations fund the conversions. • Completed 40th library this month, est. 2010 • Breadline Africa UK fundraises for them Breadline Africa Executive Director Tim Smith, Mandela Libraries Coordinator Jade Orgill, Breadline Africa staff members
  • Here is a preschool container conversion by Breadline Africa.
  • Here is a two-story double decker preschool.
  • Breadline Africa’s containers library designs feature bold and colorful exteriors.
  • Breadline installs windows, doors and sheetrock, electricity and lights, carpeting and bookshelves
  • 39th Breadline Africa Library 2014 is Pilot Year in the African Library Project/Breadline Africa Partnership: • Goal of 30 libraries • 22 improved libraries with Breadline Africa • 8-10 libraries with Peace Corps • Peace Corps Volunteers’ libraries will provide US book drive organizers
  • Isn’t it exciting? Join us on our South African Adventure! Start a library with 1,000 books and $500. Sign up to be a book drive organizer here