Your donation to Puku Children’s Literature Foundation helps support the rich resource that we offer to the literacy and literary sector and our families that depend on its vibrancy and accessibility. Your donation funds innovative services and dedicated staff, who believe, like you, that education and access to reading materials, especially in indigenous languages, should be an expectation, not an exception.

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Your urgently needed contributions will be invested in increasing the quantity and improving the quality of books for South Africa’s children.

Only 2% of children’s books published commercially in South Africa are in an indigenous African language (Publishers Association SA 2016).

The latest 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study revealed that 81% of South African Grade 4 learners could not read for meaning IN ANY LANGUAGE, placing South Africa last out  of 57 participating countries with the largest decline in test scores between 2016 and 2023.

A mere 8% of South African public schools have a functional school library (Equal Education 2016).s and dedicated staff, who believe, like you, that education and access to reading materials, especially in indigenous languages, should be an expectation, not an exception

Tax Status

Puku Childrenʼs Literature Foundation is a public benefit organization (PBO) in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act, and receipts and accruals are exempt from income tax in terms of Section 10 (cN) of the Act. Donations by or to the public benefit organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1) (h) of the Income Tax Act.

Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) number: 088-063
2010/021586/08 (Section 21 Company Not-For-Gain)

Your donation to Puku Children’s Literature Foundation helps support the rich resource that we offer to the literacy and literary sector and our families that depend on its vibrancy and accessibility. Your donation funds innovative services and dedicated staff, who believe, like you, that education and access to reading materials, especially in indigenous languages, should be an expectation, not an exception.

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Education, Resource & Opportunity

In giving to Puku’s Children’s Literature Foundation, you not only insure that South Africa’s first online encyclopedia of reviewed children’s literature in all South African languages is prominent, you help increase availability of multilingual literature, educational and recreational materials using an up-to-date, accessible, robust, interactive and innovative online marketplace.

This supports a child’s education and fosters an idea that we as a community come together to benefit one another. By donating, you send a clear message that, as a country, we stand united in guaranteeing that education is a right for everyone, not an opportunity for a select few.

Tax Status

Puku Childrenʼs Literature Foundation is a public benefit organization (PBO) in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act, and receipts and accruals are exempt from income tax in terms of Section 10 (cN) of the Act. Donations by or to the public benefit organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1) (h) of the Income Tax Act.

Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) number: 088-063
2010/021586/08 (Section 21 Company Not-For-Gain)