Help us get more reading books for the school

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Little Angels school does not have enough books for the children to read.

We are asking volunteers to help us find international or Ugandan organisations/companies that could donate reading books to the school. Books must be suitable for nursery and primary age children.

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Hi Sarah

For a list of organisations who may be able to send you books, go to https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dgs9fnp6_0g5zp8p3n and select the Book Donations section. The majority of them do not charge anything for shipping. You will probably find that they don't all reply to you, but I know schools on Nabuur who have had books from most of them (not all to the same school!).

If you have any problem opening the list let me know.

Mary

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HI
Mary thanks for the advise can i please have those schools that have aready received
the books to help and tell us how they did it thanks we well come any advise and more neighbours to join mityana village i have also printed some contacts that i can send some massege to them may be if there is any body who can help to contact them can help to do so
sarah

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Hi Sarah

You need to follow the instructions on the websites. Some have application forms or instructions on their sites. With others you need to send them an email and ask. That is what the other schools did!

If you have problems accessing the sites, or are not sure what they are asking, please let me know and I will try to help.

Mary

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Ok thanks mary and please i need to know what they ask
thanks for the help
sarah

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Hi Sarah

I will have a look at some of the sites and email you with direct links to application forms, contact details etc.

Mary

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Hi Mary let me wait for the contacts thanks
sarah

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Hi Sarah

I will try to do it over the weekend.

Mary

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Hi Mary i have got some one who is willing to send th eCrayons,pencils and shapeners to the children
she is called Perez from philllipines and she is asking me the way she can send them am still looking for the way they can send am asking can they send through post office because we have box number but is it genuine .How do othe people do it to uganda

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Hi Sarah

Yes, Perez can send the items to your PO Box address.

I have sent things to other people in Uganda and they have got there OK, although sometimes it has taken a few weeks.

When she sends the parcel I would suggest that she puts a note in that says that it is a donation to a school. Is the school registered as a CBO/NGO in Uganda? If so, she should include details of that too.

Mary

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Work in Uganda http://www.bookaid.org/cms.cgi/site/our_work/countries/_uganda.htm Requesting books in Uganda http://www.bookaid.org/cms.cgi/site/our_work/contacts/_uganda.htm Biblionef http://www.biblionef.org/ Send reading books (not school textbooks) to schools, orphanages etc in developing countries all over the world. How to apply: http://www.biblionef.org/index.php?id=78 Simple application process via email Darien Book Aid http://www.darienbookaid.org "Darien Book Aid is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that builds a foundation of peace, understanding, and friendship by distributing free books. Book Aid sends books in response to specific requests from Peace Corps volunteers, libraries and schools all over the world Books are also donated to libraries, prisons, hospitals, Native American and Appalachian groups in the United States." How to request books http://www.darienbookaid.org/Foreign_Requests.html Simple application process via email Hesperian Foundation http://www.hesperian.org/ “The Hesperian Foundation is a non-profit publisher of books and educational materials that help people take the lead in their own health care and organize to improve health conditions in their communities. Simply written, heavily illustrated, and developed in collaboration with groups around the world, our books contain a wealth of life-saving information on diagnosing and treating a broad range of health problems.” List of books http://www.hesperian.org/Publications_and_Resources.php Most available for download but are very large files. They run the Gratis Book Programme which sends free copies of books to groups in developing countries. http://www.hesperian.org/projects_gratisBookProgram.php Contact them for more details - http://www.hesperian.org/contact.php International Book Project (IBF) www.intlbookproject.org Provides basic subject textbooks for pre-kindergarten through graduate school levels, general library books, nursing and other specialized medical texts, as well as popular and technical journals, reference materials, and fiction. Application form on the website - see http://www.intlbookproject.org/bks-process.php They also run the Books As Bridges programme which links schools which request (or have already received) books with schools in the USA. See http://www.intlbookproject.org/books/index.php (International Teachers section) for more information. Books Abroad http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/ http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/how-to-get-involved.html "How Do We help? We send books, fiction and non-fiction, to schools and libraries all over the world, responding to specific requests from schools. Who do we help? Anyone in need who asks from any country in the world. We send our books free of charge by the best route we can find." No details of application procedures. Contact details at http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/contact. Books For Third World http://www.booksforthirdworld.org/ "Books For Third World is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting, shipping and distributing books to benefit the educational development of students in third world countries." Appears to ship books for no cost. Does not give application details but has a contact address. The following charge for shipping, so are probably not a good option for you. May be worth contacting BIG Books as costs may be quite low for small quantities. B.I.G. Books http://www.big-books.org/ "For over 12 years, Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has successfully recycled used books for productive use by those who need books for schools and libraries to improve literacy in developing communities around the world. B.I.G. is a project begun by the Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis and is now an independent non-profit entity. It’s motto is “Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive”." Book requests http://www.big-books.org/requests.php Ship large quantities of books (approx 20,000) in containers, can also do small box shipments. It appears you will have to pay something for small shipments, but am not sure how much so you would need to ask them. Books For Africa http://www.booksforafrica.org/ "Books For Africa ships 40-foot and 20-foot sea containers of books. A 40-foot container holds approximately 22,000 primary and secondary books or 18,000 post-secondary books. A 20-foot container holds approximately 15,000 primary and secondary books or 12,000 post-secondary books. A box of primary and secondary books contains an average of 40 books, and a box of post-secondary books containers an average of 32 books. Books For Africa also offers refurbished computers, which can be purchased for an additional charge." Receiving organisations have to pay shipping costs, they are able to set up a fundraising page on the BFA website. More information at http://www.booksforafrica.org/books-computers/bfa-books-computers.html [teaser] => Hi Sarah As promised, here is information on some organisations who donate books to schools in developing countries. It is quite a long list, so I would suggest you start at the top and work your way through it slowly. You will need to check their websites for full details of how to apply. Book Aid http://www.bookaid.org/ Provide books to schools and libraries in several countries including Uganda. 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Hi Sarah

As promised, here is information on some organisations who donate books to schools in developing countries. It is quite a long list, so I would suggest you start at the top and work your way through it slowly. You will need to check their websites for full details of how to apply.

Book Aid
http://www.bookaid.org/

Provide books to schools and libraries in several countries including Uganda.

Work in Uganda http://www.bookaid.org/cms.cgi/site/our_work/countries/_uganda.htm
Requesting books in Uganda http://www.bookaid.org/cms.cgi/site/our_work/contacts/_uganda.htm

Biblionef
http://www.biblionef.org/

Send reading books (not school textbooks) to schools, orphanages etc in developing countries all over the world.

How to apply:
http://www.biblionef.org/index.php?id=78
Simple application process via email

Darien Book Aid
http://www.darienbookaid.org

"Darien Book Aid is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that builds a foundation of peace, understanding, and friendship by distributing free books. Book Aid sends books in response to specific requests from Peace Corps volunteers, libraries and schools all over the world Books are also donated to libraries, prisons, hospitals, Native American and Appalachian groups in the United States."

How to request books
http://www.darienbookaid.org/Foreign_Requests.html
Simple application process via email

Hesperian Foundation
http://www.hesperian.org/

“The Hesperian Foundation is a non-profit publisher of books and educational materials that help people take the lead in their own health care and organize to improve health conditions in their communities. Simply written, heavily illustrated, and developed in collaboration with groups around the world, our books contain a wealth of life-saving information on diagnosing and treating a broad range of health problems.”

List of books
http://www.hesperian.org/Publications_and_Resources.php

Most available for download but are very large files.
They run the Gratis Book Programme which sends free copies of books to groups in developing countries.
http://www.hesperian.org/projects_gratisBookProgram.php

Contact them for more details - http://www.hesperian.org/contact.php

International Book Project (IBF)
www.intlbookproject.org

Provides basic subject textbooks for pre-kindergarten through graduate school levels, general library books, nursing and other specialized medical texts, as well as popular and technical journals, reference materials, and fiction.
Application form on the website - see http://www.intlbookproject.org/bks-process.php

They also run the Books As Bridges programme which links schools which request (or have already received) books with schools in the USA. See http://www.intlbookproject.org/books/index.php (International Teachers section) for more information.

Books Abroad
http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/

http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/how-to-get-involved.html
"How Do We help?
We send books, fiction and non-fiction, to schools and libraries all over the world, responding to specific requests from schools.

Who do we help?
Anyone in need who asks from any country in the world. We send our books free of charge by the best route we can find."

No details of application procedures. Contact details at http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/contact.

Books For Third World
http://www.booksforthirdworld.org/

"Books For Third World is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting, shipping and distributing books to benefit the educational development of students in third world countries."
Appears to ship books for no cost. Does not give application details but has a contact address.

The following charge for shipping, so are probably not a good option for you. May be worth contacting BIG Books as costs may be quite low for small quantities.

B.I.G. Books
http://www.big-books.org/

"For over 12 years, Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has successfully recycled used books for productive use by those who need books for schools and libraries to improve literacy in developing communities around the world. B.I.G. is a project begun by the Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis and is now an independent non-profit entity. It’s motto is “Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive”."

Book requests
http://www.big-books.org/requests.php
Ship large quantities of books (approx 20,000) in containers, can also do small box shipments. It appears you will have to pay something for small shipments, but am not sure how much so you would need to ask them.

Books For Africa
http://www.booksforafrica.org/

"Books For Africa ships 40-foot and 20-foot sea containers of books. A 40-foot container holds approximately 22,000 primary and secondary books or 18,000 post-secondary books. A 20-foot container holds approximately 15,000 primary and secondary books or 12,000 post-secondary books. A box of primary and secondary books contains an average of 40 books, and a box of post-secondary books containers an average of 32 books. Books For Africa also offers refurbished computers, which can be purchased for an additional charge."
Receiving organisations have to pay shipping costs, they are able to set up a fundraising page on the BFA website.
More information at http://www.booksforafrica.org/books-computers/bfa-books-computers.html

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wow nice i am also developing a new project to equip young kids with basic reading and writing skills for free but this is so nice i will also try and look at the websites
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frank uganda

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