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Books catalogued in the UK ready for libraries in Malawi

School aid volunteer, Pauline, successfully catalogues the first UK books onto a database for Bumba library in Malawi. Being able to provide shelf ready catalogued books to our libraries in Malawi and Lesotho means that the books can immediately be borrowed from the library and saves our Library Assistant a great deal of time that can be spent instead working to help the learners and educators to support literacy learning. It’s another first for School Aid.
 

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Lucky School Aid volunteers attend the Queen's Royal Garden Party

As part of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, two volunteers were invited to attend The Queen's Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 31st May. Lucky volunteers, Adele Wilter (African Project Co-ordinator) and Christine Hillis (Bookkeeper) were picked from an independent ballot from our volunteering register, to represent School Aid on the day.

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School Aid wins The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

We are delighted to announce that School Aid has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

The Award recognises the outstanding contributions made to communities by groups through their volunteer work. There were 250 winners of this award in 2018 out of 166,000 voluntary organisations in the UK, School Aid is one of just two organisations in Buckinghamshire to have received the honour this year.

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Visit from the South African High Commissioner

School Aid welcomed the South African High Commissioner, Nomatemba "Thembi" Tambo, to the warehouse.  She is seen here with Lady Baker (President and Founder) on the left and Janis Mowlem (Chairman) on the right.

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