In 2015, a couple of teachers along with a few students from Ashton Park School drove all the way from South of England to Sunderland to collect books. Every summer they go over to a remote village in Tanzania to help the community build a school. After they finished building the library, books were needed. BAFA agreed to provide 1000 books from a wide range of subjects. On their return from Tanzania in September 2015, here’s what Paul Miller head Teacher (head builder,) had this to say in the email he sent to us:
What a fantastic experience it was to deliver all of your books. The impact they have and will make is fantastic. The book is still king in Africa where computers are just a dream for most people. The library is the envy of all the schools in the area. People were so impressed that the District Commissioner for North Tanzania came to see. It was like having a visit from the president of the USA! The school kids looking their best and all of the teachers were bowing and hoping to shake his hand etc..Apparently he is standing for election to president of Tanzania next month!
So putting in the library has had a big effect on the whole school in more ways than we possibly imagined.
Next year we are going to do some work at a local orphanage and if you are able to help with more books that would be really good, the age range is from nursery to secondary, all need at least a basic education, so Maths, English, Science, Geography and loads of reading books would be good.
keep in touch,