5000 books
for 1000 kids

541’s AIM
To have more literate learners in the Primary Education Sector, that will go on through the education processes and emerging more productive learners.

RAISED SO FAR

South Africa’s shocking literacy stats:

  • Limpopo 90%, Eastern Cape 84%, Western Cape 55% the percentage of grade 4 Students unable to read for meaning (8 out of 10 children)
  • Only 38% of learners have access to a school library
  • The majority of foundation phase teachers have received no training in how to teach reading
  • 40% is the pass mark for languages in SA schools
  • The majority of primary schools in SA are under resourced often with 2 or 3 books shared between an entire classroom
  • 80% of 9 and 10 year olds, do not have basic reading skills
  • 29% of Grade 4 students are completely illiterate
  • 54% of Grade 4 students do not understand what they are reading

541 FUND RAISING GOLF DAYS
8 March 2018 – Hosted by Centurion Transmission Centre
17 April 2018 – Hosted by Mitsubishi SA

BOOK FAIRS
3 February 2018 – Coca Cola YT Flea Market
10 February 2018 – Assumption College Open Day
1 March 2018 – Moslem Primary Pretoria
12 May 2018 – Johannesburg North
9-16 June 2018 – Johannesburg 27 boxes
8 September 2018 – Lenasia

541 AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Donate towards the printing costs for books
Host a fund raising golf day

CONTACT US
Sabine Lehmacher: mailforsabs@gmail.com / 082 9274 732
Jann Weeratunga: janspicssa@gmail.com / 072 2477 101

The world’s biggest THANK YOU.

 

The 541 books

A selection of Indie books to help educate children from ages 5–12 to look after our beautiful blue and green planet, to stop bullying and to remember that it’s cool to be different.

 

SALOME AND GOGO VISIT SOWETO

by Cora Groenewald. Illustrated by Julie Sneeden

For a big adventure, Gogo takes Salome to her hometown of Soweto. Soweto is so musical and colourful, Salome just loves it.  Salome tries new foods, sees Zulu dancing, has her face painted and even gets a new dress!  With the sun setting on the best day ever, Salome and Gogo go home in Sofia’s pretty Pink taxi.


SIR CHOCOLATE AND THE STRAWBERRY CREAM BERRIES (STORY COOKBOOK)

by Robbie & Michael Cheadle

The adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet in poetry form. Michael came up with the idea of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and many of the characters contained in the books, when he was ten years old.  His ideas were such fun that Robbie decided to turn them into little verse books for his entertainment.  The book contains recipes for children to make with adult assistance.


HOW POLLY BECAME A PIRATE

by Jann Weeratunga

Baby Polly the Parrot is abducted by two-legged destroyers from her home in Africa and sent to Scotland.  There she finds herself in a pet shop where the horrible child – two legged destroyers, tease and bully her.  Then one day in walks Captain Hake the pirate and rescues her. He takes her on board his pirate ship.  There she learns everything about running a pirate ship and becomes a pirate.  At first, she was bullied by two crew members but Captain Hake soon sorts them out as he has ZERO tolerance for bullies on board his ship.


SMELLY CATS

by Stacey Fru

Stacey is a fun-loving and bubbly young girl born on the 16th of February 2007 in Johannesburg.  She is the second of four children and a self-acclaimed published South African Author.  Stacey wrote her first book ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge when she was 7.  It was published when she was 8.


THE MOONLING

by Tjaart Lehmacher & Paula Oelofsen
Illustrated by Tjaart & Daniel Lehmacher (father & son)

A Moonling longing for the earth, and a ten-year-old Earthling, named Karl, wanting nothing more than to explore the moon and the stars…  By a happy chance these two kindred beings find each other, as well as a sense of awe for life around them.  But the more the Moonling sees of this green and blue planet the more homesick he gets.  To him it is clear that the earth is far more beautiful from far away…  As their friendship grows, so do the questions.  And as Karl figures out a plan to get the Moonling back to the moon, one has to wonder: Is it possible for a little creature of stone, to awaken in hearts of flesh, a love for this place we call home?