Thank you for reading. It would really build communities field with courage, hope and humility.
The aim of this project is to raise money for book launch, develop webside for the book and would like to donate copies,100 in total to schools and the community building organizations. Other copies with more funding to donate to marginalized communities across the globe.
This book is about a beautiful little black girl growing up in a so-called ‘coloured’ township. Boonkie never had any real friends, and being accepted at a world-class university seemed beyond her wildest dreams! Would she make it at such a university, having come from a poor family in an impoverished marginalised community?
The book is meant to:
> create awareness to parents of what their children go through at school
> create awareness that it is not only about the course you study at school but in anything with God given talent and a strong conviction to pursue something you reach greater heights
> encourage people to find inner strength regardless of socio economic background
> encourage young people to not conform into negative aspects of their community (like township problems such as drugs and alcohol abuse), but to rise above all for greater course of society
> encouragement to those who relate to the sections of the book to be mentors of young generation before they become victims and to build a better society.
Who can read the book?
>high school and college student
>parents and mentors
>community leaders and role models
>Anyone looking for encouragement and hope
Who is Lendy: Lendy Swartbooi-Thobejane completed a Certificate NQ Level 5 in Performing Arts at the New Africa Theatre Association in Athlone. Further studies in Theatre and Performing Arts at the University of Cape Town. Performed at Grahamstown National Arts festival in various theatre productions. Written and directed a play for the Zabalaza Theatre Festival (Baxter Theatre) fringe productions. Her play ‘Mommy I’m in Heaven’ was nominated one of the best written plays on the fringe. She is passionate about promoting reading in public libraries and volunteered for two years as Assistant Librarian at Ravensmead Library. She's been involved in community work since varsity years.She is the founder of the Lendz Reading Programme which focuses on promoting children and youth literature through theatre in education, reading competitions, poetry and professional storytelling. Recently the author of Boonkie in the community.