Pearson is the largest educational publishing company in the world.
How does Pearson support our work?
Pearson started supporting Book Aid International in the 1980s, and the company has been one of our largest corporate supporters in recent years and has donated over £1 million to support our work. In addition to this generous financial support, Pearson is our biggest book donor with over three million books donated to date. In 2015 alone they donated a total of 748,089 books to Book Aid International.
Over the last few years we have benefited from a wide-ranging partnership with Pearson. The company sponsors Book Aid International’s fundraising activities during World Book Day. The work, funded by Pearson, encouraged schools across the UK to raise over £115,000 for Book Aid International in 2015 – enough to send over 55,000 books to libraries in Africa.
The financial support we receive has helped us further a wide range of successful literacy and reading promotion projects in sub-Saharan Africa including a phonics books project for schools in Kenya school library development projects in Uganda and School Library in a Box projects supporting rural communities in in Tanzania We are also a named partner in Pearson’s Project Literacy, which fights against illiteracy so that everyone can fulfil their potential.
We are proud to receive support from across the business including donations from Pearson Education, Edexcel, Pearson English and Penguin Random House. Employees volunteer their time to help us stamp and pack books in our warehouse in Camberwell and senior leaders have generously hosted events to support our work.
We would like to say thank you to all our supporters and volunteers at Pearson.