Once upon a time in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, two friends connected with a dream – to uplift education in South Africa through the power of books and literacy. Aptly summed up in the quote ‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can’, The LEARN Project (Let’s Educate A Rainbow Nation) was founded by Ros Toerien and co-founder Lucy Pienaar in 2012.
Building bridges and breaking educational barriers one school library at a time is the result of a collaborative effort from our LEARN power house team, as well as volunteers, donors, schools, and companies, all committed to bringing about the change inspired by LEARN’s vision.
Our story is one that continues to unfold as each new chapter opens new doors of opportunity for learners and educators through whole school transformations, as libraries and classroom book corners are established, creating a culture of reading and a literacy-rich environment conducive to learning.
We are passionate about the work that we do and are encouraged by the positive changes we are seeing.