Aggreko, world leaders in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, have been supporting the work of Book Aid International since 2006 and are now one of our most significant supporters.
In 2015/16 Aggreko is supporting the development of Children’s Corners in two libraries in Cameroon which will improve the prospects for learning and literacy for hundreds or even thousands of children. Each Children’s Corner will receive over 2,500 books donated from the UK and a grant for refurbishments to create an inspiring place for children and support to purchase locally published books. Two staff members at library will attend training to work effectively with children and to inspire them to read.
In Tanzania, Aggreko is supporting Book Aid International’s book provision programme to increase access to reading materials in public libraries, schools and universities. Thanks to Agrreko another 10,000 books will be available for library users in Tanzania in 2015.
“Access to education and improving literacy is one of the major challenges affecting Africa today. Having the opportunity to represent Aggreko in front of people who are directly benefiting from our support was really enjoyable and uplifting.” – Alex Oelofse, Aggreko Tanzania
In January 2015, Alex Oelofse and Munir Ladak from Aggreko’s Dar es Salaam depot in Tanzania were given the chance to see some of our work firsthand. They attended a training programme for 15 Tanzanian school librarians organised by Book Aid International and sponsored by Aggreko. They also visited Makumbusho Secondary School, one of five local secondary schools whose students have benefited from Aggreko’s support.
To read more about Aggreko’s visit to the project in Tanzania take a look at this blog.