Books to Africa

Access students at Doncaster College have been raising funds to help send 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 Education Department.

 

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.

 

Updated: 01/03/2012

 

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