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Big Give pledge target is a success

Thank you to everyone who made a pledge towards our Big Give Christmas Challenge Improving Literacy - Improving Lives Campaign.

With your help, we have successfully achieved our target of £7,500. The next stage of the Big Give Christmas Challenge will be to match this with online donations between 28th November and 5th December. Donations can be for any amount from £1 up to £5,000. Our target is to raise enough to fund a shipment of books, set up one new library in South Africa and our first library in Lesotho - and to train a library assistant for each one.

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Communications Week

Volunteers and Friends of School Aid were invited to come along for a presentation on what has been happening at School Aid over the last few months and future planned projects.  

Many thanks to Mrs Broom, Tom's mother, for her delicious scones and to Robert McGowan for the homemade jam!

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Thank you to U4 Print Services for your donations

We were delighted to receive 75 boxes of assorted pens from U4 Print Services.

Steven Mackenzie, Director of U4, contacted us six months ago to make a donation and these further recent donations will be well received by the schools and communities we support.

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Brand South Africa links up with School Aid

We are delighted that School Aid has linked up with a new partner, Brand South Africa.

Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. It has linked up with School Aid on a literacy initiative to provide libraries in Africa. Books are donated through the Brand South Africa's website.

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Another successful Family Fun Day

School Aid welcomed another two families to the Family Fun Day on 14th August.

The children who attended the day were Jessica and Ella Bowers, Harry Watts and Xavier Tomi-Odufuwa. As before, the day started with a talk about what School Aid does and how we help children and communities in Africa. The children then selected books to stamp and pack into boxes, which they decorated, and enclosed some personal messages to the children who will receive these lovely books. They then took part in a School Aid quiz and left with certificates thanking them for helping School Aid. 

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Container bound for Malawi leaves warehouse

Volunteers help load approximately 18 pallets of books onto a container, which left the warehouse on Friday 4th July bound for Mangochi in Malawi.  

We understand that this shipment left the port on Sunday bound for Malawi, where the books will be distributed by our partners, The Book Bus and Help Malawi, to schools and communities. These books included primary, secondary and library books and life skills books, donated by Lions Club International.

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Holiday Reading Club at a bike track in Maseru, Lesotho

A Holiday Reading Club, organised by School Aid's Project and Reading Club Officer, Moso Ranoosi, proves to be a success.

The children in the photo are at a bike track in Maseru, which is open through the school holidays. Moso Ranoosi, School Aid's Project and Reading Club Officer, has organised a reading club for the attendant children, who are mostly boys of both primary and secondary age.  

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Welcome to our new School Aid volunteer

Welcome to Sam, our new School Aid volunteer, who has chosen to help in the warehouse as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

Sam said he chose School Aid as he appreciates how lucky he is to attend a school where everything is provided for and in such a great learning environment. He would like to make a difference to someone who does not have the same opportunities as he has. He is enjoying his time at the warehouse and appreciates the warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Family Fun Day

School Aid was delighted to welcome three families to the Family Open Day on Monday 31st July.

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