Of the 24000 registered public primary schools in South Africa, only 1900 have functioning libraries.
SAPESI South Africa together with SAPESI Japan sources and imports second-hand low-mileage purpose built Mobile Library buses to South Africa. These purpose-built vehicles are two- to three-ton buses with a special library cabin equipped with bookshelves, carrying up to 6000 books.
SAPESI shares SA Taxi’s belief that the provision of educational resources is an investment in the future of South Africa, and that reading is the basis of all learning.
SA Taxi Foundation has partnered with SAPESI in order to facilitate their and our vision of having at least one Mobile Library in operation in each of the 96 education districts across South Africa by 2016.