Reading in Zimbabwe

Looking forward to reading

A shipment carrying 37,741 brand new books left the warehouse at the end of June and is on its way to Zimbabwe! School children there love the thousands of...
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Reading in school

Tuning back into school with books

Irene is the Head Teacher at Morneau Shepell Secondary School for Girls in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, one of the world’s largest camps. Nearly 20% of residents are under...
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Immersed in reading

Books filling young minds in lockdown

Jane is Head Teacher at Simotwo Primary School in remote, rural Kenya. Her school is currently closed because of Covid-19 and her pupils are at home. If it weren’t...
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