Before you throw out those unwanted books during stock-take this year, please consider this request…
As a principal, I am passionate about children having access to a school with good resources no matter where they live in the world. I have just returned from India, where I had the amazing opportunity to visit a number of schools in the rural town of Peedam. A significant number of students who attend these schools are ‘first generation learners’, so you can imagine how precious school resources are to them.
While I was in the Sri Narayani Vidyala School, I spent time helping in the library.I couldn’t help but notice how old and limited the range of books and resources were for this school of 985 students. (I think that many of the books we discard in Australia during stock –take time, would still be in better condition than the ones I saw on these shelves.)
So, it gave me great joy to provide the students with a stack of new books for their library.
It also gave me an idea… I am collecting good condition books to donate to the schools in rural vicinity of Peedam and Malakiodi, India. The schools need books suitable for students from Reception to Year 12. They particularly enjoy non-fiction books about history, sport, science, maths and the world.
Can you help? Are you undertaking a stock-take soon where books may be discarded from your library?
Or, would you be willing to hold a book donation drive at your school to request books from your students, families or community? Do you have unwanted books sitting in your shelves or cupboards at home? All new or used books in good condition appropriate for these students would be most gratefully received.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange books you would like to donate to be picked up/ delivered.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
With deepest gratitude
Jan Carey :)