A Banff couple recently helped us to deliver more books to Read for Kids in Ghana. They each took a suitcase half filled with books which were gratefully received.
We are delighted that we receiving more and more offers of books in schools throughout the UK.We have been pleased to recently receive several pallets of school books. These have come from schools in Fochabers, Inverurie, Brighton, Edinburgh and Glasgow. All of these books were a great addition to our book stocks here in Rhynie and volunteers are getting them ready for our next shipment to
We recently received a large donation of books from Lliswerry High School in Newport, Wales. All of these books would have been going to landfill if the Science Team and Eco Schools Lead group did not take time and effort to source pallets, pack books into boxes and then cling wrap to secure the load and also keep it watertight. We are very grateful for this
It is always good to know that the work we do is appreciated as this extract from Educaid's recent report on our shipment to Sierra Leone shows: The books from Books Abroad have been and will continue to be extremely useful as they have contributed in improving the standards of literacy among staff and students in the EducAid Schools and beyond. Reading is the most important
Further to our earlier update on the Help Tafo Trust where books were sent to the Juliet Johnston School in Ghana and a thank you letter from Juliet Gladys Osafo was received. The school has always had a big drive on improving reading but this always proved difficult because they were so short of books. Juliet Johnston School was only established in 2003 in a very
We are still waiting for confirmation that some of the schools have received their Sierra Leone books which arrived before Christmas. We will update you when we hear. Our Sri Lankan container only has a few more boxes to finish. Seemingly there are elections going to be taking place in the country which means we will have to delay our shipment to March/April. Not what we were
Books Abroad received a lovely letter from Juliet Gladys Osafo, Director of the Juliet Johnson School Complex, Ghana thanking us for the excellent books we had sent. She said that the books had made an excellent difference to the lives of the children especially those who had not had much to read.
We have had a wide range of successful fund raising events this year. There have been pop up shops in Banff, Buckie, Portsoy and Huntly and of course we now have a second-hand bookshop at 47 High Street, Banff. We also had book stalls at places such as Tarland Plant Sale, Craigievar Hall, Huntly Hairst and Alford. Particularly noteworthy this year was the Chair Art at
We have recently opened a second-hand book shop at 47 High Street, Banff AB45 1AN. Usual opening hours 10 am to 4 pm Mon to Sat. We have a wide range of books stocked and Gary, our trustee, is happy to try and source any books you may need. Also, a box or two can be dropped off for transporting over to Rhynie.