Books to Africa
Access students at Doncaster College have been raising funds to
help send books to Africa.
Over fifty Access students at Doncaster College have
been raising funds to help send books to Africa.
The books are going to the The Hlekweni Centre in Zimbabwe which
is situated twenty-kilometres from the city of Bulawayo. It was
founded in 1967 as a response to problems facing young school
leavers unable to go on to secondary education or find formal
employment. Some books are destined for Samathanga Primary School,
which has strong links and is close to the Centre.
The College became involved when Kate Parr, Additional Support
Tutor for Access heard of the Centre’s plight and the idea to help
grew from there.
A large number of unused but useful textbooks and novels were
made available by the Academy of Wellbeing's Access to Higher
The cost of transporting the books to Zimbabwe is high so Access
students decided to get involved. They have so far raised over a
100 pounds towards the cost of postage by creating and selling
booklets, for a small donation, that they have made as part of
their study skills class.
The first set of books left these shores at the end of January
and hundreds more are set to follow.