School Supplies Needed
for South African
Township Schools


Mission: To enhance children’s learning environments through providing funds for library books, purchasing of school books, playground equipment and delivering school supplies for children who has lost their parents to AIDS and/or who are medically diagnosed with TB in the rural schools of South Africa and other developing countries around the world.

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We are accepting donations to help those who have lost everything.
100% of donations are given to those in need.
Library Books for Fraaisig Primary School
I would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU for your donation in aid of our library.... On behalf of the children, the governing body and the community as a whole , we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for this generous gesture.

We are in the beginning stages of putting up a fully functional library and appreciate every little gift to realise our bigger dream , to improve our literacy and numeracy results.

We will keep you up to date with our progress and will not forget to mention you when we have our official opening .....

My name is Constance Stuurman and I am the newly appointed principal of Fraaisig Primary .. Our vision is to become a school of excellence and your donation supports this vision....

Thanking you kindly...
Kind regards
Constance Stuurman, Principal : Fraaisig Primary School, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa


New Fund raising activity by Youngstown State University students
Wear a bracelet and help a child’s education become a reality
6 bracelets will fund the education and feed one child a day for one year
PLATW will be selling these Alex and Ani style bracelets. They're $30 and all proceeds go towards South African student's needs. For every 4 sold, we will "adopt" a child for a year. The child will be able to attend school, have one meal per day guaranteed, receive a uniform, and receive school supplies.
Additionally, we will meet the kids we adopted while on our trip in May. If you wish to purchase one, please click on DONATE button. Thank you!!

Please purchase a bracelet to help the children of South Africa who truly inspire, appreciate, and are hungry to learn.


80% of the children in adopted schools have AIDS, TB and many have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Many of the children were homeless. Food is limited and the villagers often cook one pot of porridge for the children, which might be their only meal of the day.


PLATW assists schools where there are:
  • 1 pencil for 5 children,
  • Crowded classrooms with no books or educational supplies,
  • Playgrounds with only dirt-- no equipment or balls to play with,
  • Help children who had lost their parents due to AIDS,
  • Several are hungry and have been medically diagnosed with TB.
Each year individuals associated with Project Learning Around the World  gather and hand deliver school supplies, reading books, or small equipment to various South African township schools.

Education is the avenue that will help:
  • Lead them out of their informal townships,
  • Their daily pains of hunger,
  • And, hopefully enhance their health,
  • and living conditions

PLATW is a small charity and its activities has truly impacted the lives of many, at all educational levels
To assist educational personnel PLATW has funded a number of projects:
  • Building of libraries and playgrounds
  • Building of playground equipment in empty school yards
  • Purchasing books for grades k-graduate level courses
  • Opening of a soup kitchen so children and disabled are guaranteed one meal a week
  • Adoption of a child’s education so they can attend pre-school for two years
We are looking for monetary contributions to help purchase:
*Reading Books *Crayons *Erasers *Pencils
*Scissors *Hand Calculators *Protractors
*Gym Equipment

All monies donated will go directly to purchasing equipment, textbooks or supplies for rural township schools in South Africa and other developing countries.

Thank-you for your willingness to support this project.
PLATW is not about the charity but the children.

Please make checks payable to Project Learning Around the World or send donated items to:
Project Learning Around the World
C/O: Audrey E. Ellenwood, Ph.D.
6400 Monroe Street-Suite E
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
USA
Dr. Audrey Ellenwood can be reached at 419-350-6071

It only takes a moment to make a donation using Paypal. If each person visiting our website would donate $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, or more, we would reach our goals quickly. All monies donated go directly to the children's fund. Thank you.
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Project Learning Around the World is a 501 3c Charity.

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