Book appeal by 2nd East London Scouts for children in developing countries
- Credit: Bookbridge charity
Scouts are on the hunt for unwanted children’s books to send to learning centres in developing countries abroad.
Members of 2nd East London Scout Group want to send the books to Bookbridge social enterprise for the education of 20,000 youngsters in Mongolia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
All the books are used for English language libraries and teacher-training in countries lacking resources.
The Scout group based in the Isle of Dogs and Poplar collects, sorts and packages 45,000 books every year.
Members are now collecting books until July which can be fiction or non-fiction—but not text books.
You may also want to watch:
They should be “in reasonable condition” for youngsters from five-year-olds to teenagers.
Books can be dropped off at Poplar’s Trussler Hall community centre in Grundy Street.
- 1 Luxury Canary Wharf flats going for lower rent set by the council
- 2 Driver, 18, wanted for driving wrong way through Blackwall Tunnel
- 3 Fines totalling £361k handed to East End landlords and agents
- 4 Isle of Dogs man who murdered teenager at Crossharbour DLR sentenced to 27 years
- 5 Liverpool Street to Shenfield line suspended as person hit by train
- 6 Barts Health NHS Trust reports one of lowest rates of vaccinated staff
- 7 Man charged after triple stabbing on night bus in Mile End
- 8 Capacity at West Ham's London stadium to increase to 62,500
- 9 Building new tower block starts on Limehouse Triangle 'wildlife site'
- 10 19 arrested and cash seized in East End dawn drug raids