Brand new books to borrow

28th October 2021 | Blog

Since Covid-19 began, 1.5 billion children have been out of class and out of education.

When schools are closed children fall behind if they have no access to books at home, but for many parents in Africa, the cost of books means their homes are often without. This has revealed the true value of home learning and the need for extra resources in schools to support book lending. 

It’s here that our new Books to Go scheme makes a difference. 

Books to go helps to establish school libraries with organised, carefully selected collections of English and local language books. The scheme also trains teachers with the librarianship skills they need to run a well-established book lending scheme.

Children in Kenta select books to take home
A group of children stand outside their school, ready to walk home with their new books

The books can be taken home in book bags, read with family and returned to school to be swapped for new stories. This allows books to be enjoyed outside of school and allows children to keep reading and learning despite anticipated future lockdowns.

We didn’t have books at our school but now we have the opportunity to read many books.

– Lamine, learner, Sowadin Memorial School, Ghana