We were delighted with a large donation of mixed English dictionaries from Oxford University Press last week.
There is always a huge demand for dictionaries and other reference books, which we can rarely fulfil, as digital publishing means they are simply no longer printed in large quantities. Access to digital resources for most of our partners, however, is still a long way off.
That’s why we’re so keen to distribute the dictionaries as quickly as possible. Some, in fact, will be making their way to Ethiopia on the shipment we are packing at the moment.
And as Mr Adenew Mesfin of the British Council, which distributes Book Aid International books to schools there, says, one of their main challenges is that “there is a huge demand for reference books, which are lacking from the books donated to us by Book Aid International”.
A huge and heartfelt thank you to Oxford University Press for helping to bridge this gap.