Knowing what to do with books from a down-sized collection is always a challenging conundrum. However, there are a number of organisations willing to take donations and sort them to stock libraries in developing countries. After earlier donating trailer loads of metal library shelving, this morning we were able to donate over 200 boxes of books to The Library Project Vanuatu, who were extremely grateful for such a huge donation – particularly after the devastating cyclone which hit Vanuatu a few weeks ago.
According to The Library Project Vanuatu:
In 2015, Vanuatu was at the bottom of the list for South Pacific countries for literacy and numeracy. The government and stakeholders believe that lack of resources is one of the key factors for this statistic. We believe that the installation of libraries in Vanuatu can help to raise the standard of literacy and numeracy. This in turn opens up new opportunities for the children, widening their future prospects.
We partner with schools, churches, clubs etc to help them build libraries in remote villages in Vanuatu. Our vision is to see a well resourced library installed in every school in the country.
To donate books, DVDs, posters or shelving, email firstname.lastname@example.org.