The SLAV/KwaZulu Natal Support Project
In the year 2000 the School Library Association of Victoria began the SLAV/KwaZulu Natal project in an effort to respond to the need for quality library services in the small remote schools of the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.
The connection that created the project was made at the conference of International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) in Malmo, Sweden where a chance meeting bought the group that have run the project together. Mary Manning and Susan La Marca for SLAV, and Sibongile Nzimande and Mariana Du Toit from ELITS in South Africa, made the necessary links that have been built upon and extended by a range of people on both sides of the Indian Ocean to make the project a success.
Students at Middledale school receiving resources from the SLAV project in 2007.