Philani Dladla, a 24 year old ‘pavement Bookworm’, he sits on the median of Empire Road in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, reading. He gives book reviews to drivers, enticing them to purchase a book from him. He has read all the books in his collection and is always seeking for more to read. He then sells some of his books as a way to raise money for himself and some of his homeless friends. He’s a great role model on the power of reading and can be an amazing ambassador for young people. Philani says “Some of those who drive past look down on me, like I do not exist, but others see me for what I am – a dispenser of knowledge and happiness.” Check out Philani’s video here.
Wonderful story of inspiration!