Liberia is emerging from the Ebola crisis and two periods of civil war

The country suffered two periods of civil war between 1989 and 2003 which killed over 250,000 people. The wars destroyed or damaged 80% of schools and schools were once again forced to close by the Ebola crisis which claimed nearly 5,000 lives and left 1.5 million children without access to education.

Today, schools are slowly recovering but now face many new challenges – including an acute shortage of books and mixed age groups in classes as teenagers and adults left out of education are able to go to school for the first time.

Children of different ages at school. Many started late because of the war

Your gift will help send much needed books to schools in Liberia and around the world. These books will help young learners realise their ambitions. Please donate now

A pupil enjoying donated books. Your gift will put books in the hands of children who need them

“I started school when I was 11. It’s hard being the one of the oldest in the classroom. I enjoy the reading and the spelling classes. Learning at school is so important, because I want to go to trade school to become a tailor.”

Betty, 14 years old, in 3rd grade

School libraries in Liberia rely on the generosity of people like you to help stock book shelves with brand new books that will enrich learning and inspire reading. With your help, we can enable readers to learn to read at whatever age and achieve their goals.

It costs just £2 to send another book, so every penny you give will really make a difference.  If you prefer not to donate online, please email info@bookaid.org, call us on +44 (0)20 7733 3577 or write to us at Book Aid International, 39 — 41 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, SE5 9NR.

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