Book donation to benefit thousands of children nationwide

Children cannot learn to read, or love to read, if they do not have access to books and stories. That’s why the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and FNB have teamed up with Books For Africa and logistics company DSV to get books into the hands of approximately 80 000 children across the country.

The ability to read well is the ticket to educational success. Having a good stock of books in the home has a greater influence on a child’s educational attainment than their parents’ income, nationality or level of education. Yet, in South Africa, 51% of households have no leisure books, and only 6% of homes have more than 40 books.