[Tauheedul Boy’s School pupils presented Book Aid International with a donation of £13,500]
Jennifer G Andrade
On June 25 pupils and staff of Tauheedul Boy’s School in Blackburn presented Book Aid International with a donation of £13,500 for the charity’s School Library in a Box scheme.
The money was raised by Tauheedul charity, which launched a campaign on World Book Day to expand this project to a further five schools in the region.
Working in partnership with schools in the Tauheedul network, the charity raised the money for the School Library in a Box scheme. The donation was presented to Book Aid International by the pupils and staff of Tauheedul Boys’ School.
This scheme sends boxes of books to less developed countries so that the local children can have a chance to have a better education and opportunities.
The project provides portable libraries containing books in Swahili and English to the schools that do not have a building that can house a library.
Tauheedul charity and Book Aid International are working together to inspire and empower young readers. The alliance begins with the project School Library in a Box to provide books for 10 primary schools in Pemba Island, Zanzibar and Tanzania.
In a statement to The Muslim News Director of Tauheedul charity, Hamid Patel, said the charity’s partnership with Book Aid is “underpinned by a vision of more children in Africa learning to read and having all the opportunities that this brings.”
Book Aid International works in partnership with libraries in Africa providing new books, resources and training.
The charity provided 563,424 new books to over 3,000 libraries last year alone. The Director of Book Aid International, Alison Hubert, said “With the support of the Tauheedul charity we are able to provide thousands more children in Zanzibar with the books they need to flourish at school and beyond.”