World Book Day powerpoint presentation

Report
Supporting Book Aid
International on World Book
Day 2015
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a celebration!
It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books
and most importantly it’s a celebration of
reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its
kind, marked in over 100 countries all over the
world.
Who is
Book Aid International?
• Book Aid International is a charity dedicated to
increasing access to books and libraries in subSaharan Africa and the Occupied Palestinian
Territories.
• Since 1954, they have sent more than 31
million books to over 3,000 libraries.
• In 2014, Book Aid International shipped over one
million books to Africa.
Our brand new
books are then
safely delivered
to our partner
libraries in subSaharan Africa.
Our books are collected
from our warehouse in
south London and
transported on large
ships.
Which countries
do we support?
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Cameroon
Kenya
Malawi
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Occupied Palestinian
Territories
Somalia and Somaliland
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Imagine a world
without books!
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In sub-Saharan Africa books are a precious resource which very few can afford.
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The libraries Book Aid International support provide brand new books to children and
young adults living in some of the poorest communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
“I am happy to see children
running to the library from the
schools even before they get to
their homes to change. It tells us
how valuable things are in the
library.”
Margret Apondi, Teacher
Fundraising on
World Book Day
• Book Aid International is a beneficiary of World Book Day.
• Hundreds of schools across the UK, Scotland, Ireland and
the Channel Islands fundraise for Book Aid International
each year.
• Donations raised by schools help Book Aid International to
select, pack and ship hundreds of brand new books to
libraries in Africa.
• It costs around £2 to send a book to our partners.
You make the difference!
• In 2014 schools across the UK raised an
incredible £137,000 in support of our work!
• Watch our film to see how your support can
really change lives.
Happy World Book Day and thank
you for all your support!
Samuel’s story

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