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A Lockdown Message from our Founder

BK Publishing is calling on all South Africans to help provide our educational reading resources to disadvantaged children under lockdown.

Written by Benoit Knox

May 7, 2020

Donating Educational Packs for Children in Need

A message from our founder

Since the beginning of lockdown, the BK Publishing team has been hard at work making sure that children around the country have access to our amazing content online. We’ve been providing world-class daily content and keeping children’s minds alight, to ease the burden of social distancing. However this has been completely to the benefit of children who have access to the internet.

Meanwhile, millions of South African children have been under lockdown at home, with limited, or no resources. Schools and public libraries are, for most kids, the only place where books are available – and both of those closed for the foreseeable future.

We believe that reading is not a luxury, it is fundamental to human development. It is the most important tool in creating an educated, empowered and empathetic society. We all know this.

Everything we do at BK Publishing is based on breaking the barriers to literacy and creating a reading culture in South Africa. This lockdown was a challenge for us, as the digital divide was our biggest barrier in delivering our resources to kids. Now, during Lockdown Level 4 we will be able to operate to some extent and our immediate mission is to get children in impoverished areas access to our physical magazines and books.

My team and I have created reading resource packs which can be used by the whole family and we’re working with partners who operate in the most affected communities. For example, Ya Bana children’s village in Winterveld, North of Pretoria. The children in the orphanage are well resourced. They have a library, books (and a collection of Supernova magazines), internet and carers. Just outside their gates, people are living from hand-to-mouth, struggling to feed their kids and unable to feed their minds. The Ya Bana team have been supporting their community with heroic efforts, giving out food parcels and food vouchers and sending social workers to check on over 340 homes with kids.

We need your help to support their efforts. We have the resources, we have books and magazines in stock. Each pack is usually valued at R230.00, but we’ve managed to make them for R90.00 (5.00 Euro). Your R90.00 sponsorship will help us cover the cost of feeding a child’s mind. 

We’re calling on you, our amazing, caring readers and community to sponsor a pack for a family in need.

Thank you, 

Benoit Knox

Director BK Publishing and publisher of Supernova magazine

Educational packs for children in need

BK Publishing is calling on all South Africans to help provide our educational reading resources to disadvantaged children under lockdown. We are partnering with local NGOs who are already involved in food delivery to deliver 2000 reading resource packs to families in impoverished areas.

How to make a donation

How to sponsor a pack:

Sponsor a pack for those who need it for only R90.00 (5.00 Euro). Please sponsor as many as you can!

 

Make a direct deposit to:

 BK Publishing
FNB Current Account
Account Number: 62534983920
Branch Code: 250-655
Branch: Menlyn Maine

 

Please use your name and surname followed by “FFT” as the reference.

 

Or use one of these payment methods:

 

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