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To: The city of Cape Town Mayor - Ms Patricia De Lille

Stop the city of Cape Town from closing the hero's backyard library.

Stop the city of Cape Town from closing the hero's backyard library.

Dear Mayor of Cape Town
Please waiver the penalty from the by laws and keep the library open while an amicable solution is sought.

Why is this important?

This backyard library has been one of a a few places our young brothers and sisters get a chance to complete their school assignments and also equip themselves with knowledge by reading. The library is used mostly by children from Hillview, Capricon, and Overcome Heights who otherwise would be loittering the streets with no one to help them with their studies and homework [1].

Recently, the community where this library is based, has seen ongoing violence. Community leader in this area told a local newspaper how shootings in Lavender Hill, Seawinds, St Montague Village, Hill View, Capricorn, Steenberg and Retreat have traumatic impacts on children and vulnerable adults and hpw it affects the education of the children there as it puts a lot of stress on parents going to work, and being worried about their children and their own safety [2]

We must stop the dark days from falling on the children of Cape Town. Let's be their light and ask the Mayor to not shut this place of hope down.

[1] https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/city-of-cape-town-shuts-down-heros-backyard-library-14258873
[2] https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/lavender-hill-residents-demand-action-over-ongoing-violence-13906152

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2018-04-06 17:01:48 +0200

100 signatures reached

2018-04-06 12:33:13 +0200

50 signatures reached

2018-04-06 11:55:52 +0200

25 signatures reached

2018-04-06 11:40:40 +0200

10 signatures reached