We were inspired by the video – The Journey of a book from Book Aid International and had to share it with you. We think its great what they do to ensure that children and adults have access to books across Africa.
Book Aid International is a registered charity which has sent over 30 million books to libraries in Africa and trained hundreds of librarians for just over 60 years. Without this some children would never even get to see a book. For instance, 50% of primary school pupils learn in classrooms where there isn’t a single book.
World Book Day supports Book Aid International and money raised from this event raised enough in 2012 to send 38’000 books to Africa.
Book Aid International only have about 15 staff but they have around 50 wonderful volunteers! Its amazing that they have no government funding but are able to supply the books through cash donations or books donated by UK publishers.
Books are sent to –
The video shows the books from the printing press to the publishers, at the warehouse, getting packaged and sent to book aid international – who then sort and stamp them and get the books ready for their destinations in Africa.
Book Aid International are at the London Book Fair at Olympia – 14-16 April 2015 if you want to find out more or say hello.
We hope you were inspired by The Journey of a Book from Book Aid International