The United Kingdom’s Book Aid International has made donations of more than 160,000 books in nine countries to refugee youngsters.
The fund in its new cycle is looking to stimulate ‘a diversified book sector and its many satellite industries.’
The book charity provides close to 10,000 copies of ‘Planet Earth II’ to the Nkhotakotar reserve’s ‘Reading Around the Reserve’ program.
These new African Publishing Innovation Fund grants respond to the educational shortfalls in parts of Africa where the switch to digital has left students without adequate resources.
Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers.
The charity last year was at work in 23 refugee camps, 38 prison libraries, 1,567 schools, 635 public libraries, and more.
The short film ”Reading Where the Wild Things Are in The Great Rift Valley’ was released last October and has been singled out by London’s EVCOM awards.
Lottery funds in the UK have generated more than £1.85 million for Book Aid International, and F+W Media’s assets in arts and crafts go to Peak Media.
Expanding its partnership with Book Aid International during its 140th year, the Blackwell’s bookstore chain is auctioning four signed editions.
Since the destruction of the University of Mosul library, momentum is building for Book Aid International’s efforts to coordinate and enable publishers’ contributions to rebuilding.
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