Media Library CSI-Project.
During 2007 the Media Library started with a CSI-project at the
Manger Care Centre in Benoni, specifically with Blessings and
Las Vegas Creche. Blessings houses +/- 22 unemployed men.
The Las Vegas Creche is situated in Etwatwa and is run by a lady
called Elizabeth who looks after 50 – 60 children aged 1 – 6.

At the end of 2007 the Media Library donated a stainless steel
sink to the creche. During 2008 25 fruit trees were planted at
Blessings, stationery and a cot were donated to the Creche and
a wonderful Christmas Party was held for the children of the
Creche at the SABC premises. During 2009 the Media Library
donated 2 additional stainless steel sinks, a medical aid kit
and blankets to the Creche. Lettuce and butternut seeds and
seedlings were donated and planted at Blessings and clothes,
bedding and curtains were donated. A Christmas Party for the
children was held during December at the Creche.

The Media Library is very proud of this project, since most
donations and funding come from the staff of the Media Library.
Fund raising activities such as the selling of hot dogs are done
twice a year. External donations came from The University of
Johannesburg, Clover Danone, Starke Ayres.

The enthusiasm with which the staff of the Media Library handles
this project is priceless and commendable!!

 CSI 2011

"Primarily dedicated to meeting the needs of people with severe to profound mental and physical disabilities, Woodside provides a high standard of holistic care within a stimulating and homely environment. Originally founded in 1955, the home has been extended over the years to provide accommodation for up to 120 permanent residents. Most of the residents are sleeping in wards, a few are accommodated in single bedrooms and one section is functioning as a home-unit where they share double rooms. Several areas exits within the home where residents attend different stimulation programmes. All clients who are referred to the home are assessed prior to being admitted as a resident. A gradual introduction period to the home is normally recommended as a trial period so the home can assure itself, the residents and the family that the placement is
appropriate." -

CSI Plans for 2010
(19 March 2010)
For this year our plans for the CSI-project are as follows:
  • Buying and planting of seeds as required
  •  Donating Clothes, bedding and glass bottles to be used for their jam
  •  Plan tour of SABC

Las Vegas Crèche:

  • Painting of the Crèche
  • Buying of freezer
  • Planning of Christmas Party
  • Assisting the Crèche in getting registered.



SABC Media Libraries supports Woodside Sanctuary in their Christmas appeal

posted 19 Dec 2014, 04:54 by Sabc Media Libraries

The SABC Media Libraries have been involved with Woodside Sanctuary for a number of years.
See the stories on our blog: Woodside

The SABC Media Libraries responded to their  Christmas appeal for 2014  by digging into their own pockets for a small donation.

SABC Media Libraries hand over gift voucher to Woodside Sanctuary, made possible by Jungle One Hour Projects

posted 12 Oct 2012, 05:06 by Sabc Media Libraries

Woodside Sanctuary has been part of the SABC Media Libraries' CSI projects.
A PnP voucher that was made possible by a Jungle One Hour Project, was handed over to them.

The SABC Library Task Team assisting at Venterspost Primary Library

posted 18 Sep 2012, 01:05 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 18 Sep 2012, 01:07 ]

12 September 2012

The SABC Library Task Team assisted in helping to revamp the Venterspost Primary Library as part of their litaracy drive.

The SABC Library Task Team at the School Library at Venterspost Primary, Westonaria ‎(CSI)‎

Attached letters of gratitude from the school's Principal and the Programme Librarian at Westonaria Local Municipality.

Keep Platfontein clean - update and thanks

posted 18 May 2012, 04:30 by Sabc Media Libraries

The campaign was officially launched on 20 April 2012, and it was a day of great celebration about the success and future hope for the programme.

By Rena Maghundu

SABC Platfontein involved with "Keep Platfontein clean" as well as a feeding scheme

posted 28 Mar 2012, 04:52 by Sabc Media Libraries

Report by Moshe Maghundu
Librarian/Archivist at SABC Platfontein. 

SABC Platfontein is currently busy with a CSI initiative “Keep Platfontein clean project” as well as "Feeding the school children".
The date for the Lounge event for these projects was postponed to a further date in early April this year. 

67 Minutes

posted 19 Jul 2011, 05:13 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 21 Jul 2011, 04:10 ]

67 Minutes

The SABC Media Libraries spent
 their 67 minutes on Mandela Day 
being changed at the Woodside Sanctuary.  
Thank you for allowing us into your world!

Photo's of the butternut plants that were planted last year:

posted 1 Sep 2010, 06:29 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 1 Sep 2010, 06:31 ]


CSI 12 July 2010

posted 1 Sep 2010, 06:22 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 1 Sep 2010, 06:26 ]

Feedback with regards to five important matters:

The InfoBuddy boerewors roll sale:

We had R 1183-90 in the kitty before the InfoBuddy event. Our expenditure for the InfoBuddy was R 444-24., which left us with R 739-66. After the InfoBuddy sale we have R 1698-10 in the kitty.

Linen donation:

We got a wonderful linen donation from the FIFA Organising Committee of UJ. They are donating 200 sets of linen. Each set contains the following: 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 1 duvet inner, 1 duvet cover, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 1 pillow case and a towel. 150 sets will be delivered to Blessings and 50 sets to the Las Vegas Creche. UJ has offered to deliver the majority of sets to Blessings.

Visit to Blessing on Friday, 16 July:

We will visit the Blessings on Friday, 16 July during the morning and will deliver all the clothing, books and other stuff that you guys have donated. Thank you so much for all the donations! This will be the Media Library’s Mandela Day contribution.

The Las Vegas Creche:

Attached you will see two photos. One is of the existing “jungle gym” and the other one is of a brand new jungle gym, which we would like to buy for the creche. The normal selling price of this unit is R 4390-00, but the suppliers said they will sell it to us for R2750. We already have R1698-10 in the kitty, which means we have a shortfall of R 1051-90. Each committee member has pledged to donate R100-00 towards this, which means that the shortfall will then be only R 551-90. We are now approaching you and asking for pledges, which will enable us to buy this jungle gym for the Creche. The supplier is fully booked and will only be able to deliver and install it during August, which means that we still have time to meet the required amount.

Plans for the rest of 2010:

If we can buy the jungle gym for the Creche and we have delivered the donations to Blessings, we will take a bit of a rest until October/November. We will then start planning little year-end functions at both Blessings and Las Vegas. We will still have our boerewors sales at the end of certain months, but we will keep you posted with regards to this.


(Monica van Deventer)

CSI Project: Seed planting at Blessings - 14 November 2009

posted 19 Nov 2009, 04:24 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 1 Sep 2010, 06:34 ]

"Thanks to everybody who went with and a big thank you for your donations!" 
Monica van Deventer (on behalf of the ML CSI-Committee)
See CSI for background info.

Seed planting 14 Nov 2009


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