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Wednesday, 30th July 2008

Carnegie Corporation's $10 Million Investment in South African Libraries Leverages Government Funds

From the announcement:

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian and Thomas H. Kean, Chairman of the Corporation's Board of Trustees joined South African leaders to dedicate new Carnegie Corporation-funded model libraries in Pretoria and Cape Town. Leaders from prominent South African universities also teamed with the U.S. foundation leaders to inaugurate the opening of a multi-campus electronic research consortium. The foundation has invested more than $10 million since 2004 - including a new grant of $2.5 million - to revitalize the country's public library system. The Corporation's grants have helped to leverage more than $60 million in government and other private funding.

Source: AScribe


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