We soon realised that the children of our schools needed reading books that were set in a context that they could relate to. We decided to write our own! The elephants are coming was self-published in 2015 followed by Lindiwe to the rescue in 2016. Penguin publishers adopted The elephants are coming and Aunt Alice and the Lion in 2017. All royalties are donated to the schools. The books are given to the schools and sold by Imvelo Safari Lodges to guests to raise funds for the project.
The illustrations are created from photographs of Ngamo village. The children love to see the pictures of their own school and children wearing their school uniforms. The stories are based on events that they find easy to relate to.