From time to time Book Dash organises a Collaborative Print Run, which is a pooled procurement project offering quality authentic children’s storybooks in different South African languages. As everyone’s small orders add up to a large enough volume of books, you help us achieve economies of scale, and very low prices for all.
We do this because giving books to young children to love and own has been shown to make a huge difference to the development of their literacy skills, their socio-emotional skills, their level of school-readiness, and their future in general. We always strive to make giving books as affordable as possible for you and your organisation.
We are offering a variety of Book Dash books (15cm x 15cm) at R15 per book to be delivered in the last quarter of 2023. These books will arrive in time to make excellent inclusions in holiday packs or be given to children as graduation gifts. Alternatively, you can also keep the books for an early start with your 2024 programmes.
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Book Dash is over the moon to share that there are now over THREE MILLION Book Dash in the hands and homes of South Africa’ pre-school children. 🌟 That’s right, beautiful, engaging, relevant books of their own to take home and own. Our creative volunteers, partner organisations and loyal donors are the heroes here. With just under six million pre-school children in South Africa, three million books? That’s big impact! 💪
📚 Owning books prompts children and adults to read together more often, building essential foundations in literacy and social skills. Children who enter school with better pre-literacy and social skills go on to perform better at school and have greater economic prospects.
📈 Of course, we only want to do more! We want every child to benefit from owning books. The Book Dash model and our network of creative superheroes mean we have the books to do it, and at a fraction of the cost it would have been otherwise. We hear from partners and donors that they see Book Dash books everywhere! But it’s not only about quantity — partners report that the quality of the books means that they’re making a huge difference to the children who receive them, the families and homes they go into and the quality of early education programmes across the country. Do you want to make a tangible impact on literacy? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help get more books into children’s hands and homes… and more about why it matters.