The Denis Hurley Centre: Changing Lives!

Members of the Denis Hurley Centre, which forms part of the Durban Liberation Heritage Route, recently took part in the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards, making it all the way through to the finals! Unfortunately, they were pipped to the post by the recycling initiative, Regenize. But they still gained a great deal by taking part in the competition as finalists received invaluable mentorship on how to grow their projects, as well as essential development capital.

With funding from the SAB Foundation the Centre was able to produce a video explaining their Street Bookselling project. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch the video and learn about this incredible programme – it really is inspiring to witness real change in people’s lives, and that’s exactly what this important initiative from the Denis Hurley Centre has been able to achieve!

Stuart Talbot (front row, 3rd from right) and the rest of the SAB Foundation finalists

Stuart Talbot (front row, 3rd from right) and the rest of the SAB Foundation finalists

A massive congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the director of the Denis Hurley Centre, Raymond Perrier, Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Stuart Talbot, and the rest of the team for the work they do in heading up the book selling initiative!

The Centre is currently looking for partners to grow this life-changing project. If you or your organisation are able to offer financial assistance to Street Booksellers, or would simply like to donate books, please make contact with the Denis Hurley Centre via their website or Facebook page.

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