Books Abroad SCIO

Reading Matters 2011

In 2011 Books Abroad will be despatching a total of 35,453 kgs of free books (180,000 books) to schools, libraries, universities and other educational organisations throughout the developing world. These donated books would otherwise end up in landfill sites. Recycling knowledge to alleviate poverty

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC011359)

Donations

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • The books donated to our school are of great help .. the material and contents of the books are very rich in knowledge

    — Helen Chilaka (Headteacher), Kamba Basic School, Ndola, Zambia

  • we are extremely fortunate to have so many good books

    — Tashi Wangchuk (Principal), Ura Middle Secondary School, Bumthang, Bhutan

  • The books donated to our school are of great help .. the material and contents of the books are very rich in knowledge

    — Helen Chilaka (Headteacher), Kamba Basic School, Ndola, Zambia

  • we are extremely fortunate to have so many good books

    — Tashi Wangchuk (Principal), Ura Middle Secondary School, Bumthang, Bhutan

Situation

A lack of education is a direct cause and effect of poverty. At Books Abroad we receive daily requests for books from educational organisations throughout the world. During 2011 we plan to despatch books as requested to schools in Africa, Asia, West Indies, South Pacific Islands and Russia.

Solution

By sending these books free of charge directly to the schools, libraries and universities throughout the world. We will be helping teachers and pupils who have a strong desire to learn but poverty means only a bare minimum or no such reading material and educational resources are presently available.