Three of Sir Martin’s titles, Churchill, A Life, The Second World War, and The Day the War Ended have been donated from his own private collection to BookAid International for distribution to schools and libraries in Africa. BookAid supplies new books, usually donated by publishers, to public, community and school libraries across Africa.
Sir Martin’s books have been sent to BookAid’s distribution partners in Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe where they have donated to schools and colleges, and to public and community libraries.
BookAid also sent copies of the Second World War to the University of Zambia; The Day the War Ended to the library at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya; and Churchill: A Life to Kyambogo University in Uganda.
By partnering with national library services, government departments and NGOs they are able to send up to one million brand-new, carefully selected books to Africa each year.
With training and skills development, librarians can transform their libraries into the heart of their communities. BookAid provides training to develop the skills of librarians for years to come. In places where books are scarce, libraries are often the best places for people to discover the joy of reading. By supporting libraries BookAid provides access to books for millions of people each year.
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Top photo: Left to right: Harriet Ntege – acting university librarian at Kyambogo University, Diananatu Kundagt from Pentecostal University, Mary Nabbosa – senior librarian from Kyambogo university,Paul Ngabirano Librarian from Kyambogo University.
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