On Thursday 25 April 2013, Bariq Al Amal in conjunction with Channel Islam International and Breadline Africa had opened a Nelson Mandela Day container library at Mahlodumela School based in Chebeng which is approximately 23km from Polokwane. The size of the container is approximately 12m x 4m and can hold around 5000 books.
Bariq al Amal, a organisation based in Polokwane had raised funds towards this project and one of the projects was to compile a recipe book called “Polokwane’s Secret Recipes – A treasure to inspire” and had printed and sold this recipe book to raise funds towards the Library Project. The organisation is involved with many other projects in and around Polokwane. You can view their facebook page here
Channel Islam International also had various programmes in order to collect books for the library and the official news report can be viewed here
Photos of the container library opening day