Outreach for Lent

In August 2017, I had the privilege of visiting Uyoba Community Library in South Luangwa, Zambia.

It was set up by a retired teacher called Jenny with help from two charities. She started a reading scheme, and trained young teachers to teach young readers and is in the process of starting up a Nursery School.

It is her pride and joy to see youngsters who have never handled a book before lying on the library floor enjoying stories of the world they have yet to see.

I went on a Saturday and teachers and children from the village had just dropped in for the joy of being there, others, getting water from the village pump in the playground stopped by whilst a young volunteer from this country was decorating the new extension. (Priscilla Shaw)

How can we help?

During Lent how can we, here in Bierton, 8,000 miles away help?

  • We can give money to purchase new books.
  • We can give new or used games and toys to develop cognitive and motor skills for 2—11 year olds.
  • Paints, crayons, colouring books for creative skills are also needed.

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