Hi! This post is going to be a feature, and every month I will write about a book related charity that I feel deserves support. You can use this post to find an organisation to support or even just to educate yourself. Here is the text from its front page...
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Founded in 2003, Books for Zambia aims and strives to provide the only library in Luanshya, Zambia with books and amenities to promote a safe and free educational environment for the community, with emphasis on early childhood, Primary and Secondary school education
Kelvin Nkole (middle) hands over books to Librarian, Alwisho Kasongo(right) and Luanshya Director of Housing Maybin Mulenga. Mr. Nkole was representing Mott McDonald, UK based company that donated the books to the library.
Expand book distribution to local schools in an initiative called, ‘Classroom Library,’ where students can manage and maintain their own in-house libraries
As you can see, they do a lot to help children and to introduce them to the world of books. Here are some images from their main project, the Helen Kaunda Memorial Library, mostly with regards to the opening and the children who benefit from it...
Helen Kaunda Memorial Library - Newly refurbished interior
Chestnut Hill, MA - 2010 Bookdrive. Theresa with CCD class of St. Lawrence Parish
Children reading books in the library
Inside the Library
Coordinators receiving the books
Helen Kaunda Memorial Library - Front
Lauren, far right, with Wayne Elementary School 2nd grade class with part of the 300 books they sent to Luanshya. Far left is their teacher, Ms. Danforth.
The charity can be contacted through their website, and any other information that you might want is at