BOOKS ABROAD - COLLABORATE
HOW CAN MY CLUB OR DISTRICT GET INVOLVED?
Currently we are preparing to supply books all over the world.
We will provide a speaker to come to the club to explain the role the rotary clubs can play to promote literacy.
This can be in the form of the following:
- Sponsor schools or country projects by providing funds.
- Help organise a book collection day with the help of Books Abroad.
- Help at our warehouse in Rhynie.
- District Projects in collaboration with other clubs.
HOW CAN THIS RELATIONSHIP BE PROMOTED?
Rotary clubs can promote this relationship at rotary gatherings and meetings or through included groups.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE FROM BOOKS ABROAD?
Books Abroad has successfully worked with non profit trusts in Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, India and other countries.
If your club already has a project in a developing country we can help identify schools institutions and provide all the information.
We would manage book collection, selecting, dispatch, process evaluation as well as gathering feedback from the receiving institutions.
WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE LITERACY WORLDWIDE
Let us work together to provide books and educational materials to help people worldwide who lack literacy skills.
Your Club can help through volunteering their time and expertise, provide financial support (to help ensure we continue our work over the coming 30 years) or simply help to build awareness.
Doing so would help greatly to provide much needed resources to children, allowing them to become citizens of the world.
EDUCATION LIASON WITH BOOKS ABROAD
Books Abroad provides an excellent platform for school activity linked directly to Curriculum for Excellence.
Teachers can invite a speaker from Books Abroad to talk to a class about the charity and to show photographs of some of the visits to the recipients of the books in developing countries. This can spark further involvement in several directions. Have a look at the examples on the right for some ideas.
There are many schools who do have involvement and who have drawn up programmes of work showing how they have linked with the charity and a developing country to ensure pupils of all age ranges become competent in the skills and knowledge required in their curriculum. These examples of good practice can be shared.
Please contact us if you are a school, University, College, Rotary Club or Trust Organisation. We are all here to help each other!
- A school visit can be planned to Books Abroad Headquarters in Rhynie , Aberdeenshire. Here pupils can see first- hand how the system works from used books arriving to schools, sorting, selecting , parcelling and despatching. This can be the catalyst for pupils developing their own enterprise which involves recycling of used resources. It can also support business management as the management of paid staff and volunteers is explained to all visitors and how quality is assured.
- Pupils can continue to explore the impact of developed countries sending in resources to developing countries and how this can be improved to have even more impact.
- Teachers can cover several outcomes of CfE by linking with a school abroad and Books Abroad and supporting them through global citizenship activities.
- Pupils and teachers can become volunteers or members and begin a long association with a charity which has been successful for 30 years and which is evolving to meet current needs.
- Pupils and teachers can join us on one of our annual planned visits to a developing country to meet the recipients of our books parcels – a life changing experience!