A Cambridge-based organisation, Cambridge Assessment, has donated £2,000 to Book Aid International this week. The money, which was raised through a donation scheme attached to a staff survey, will be used to by the charity to send books to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa to help support learning and literacy.
The £2,000 cheque was presented to Book Aid International’s Director on Thursday this week at Cambridge Assessment’s Group Archive.
Book Aid International Director Alison Hubert said: “We are hugely appreciative of this very generous donation from Cambridge Assessment and delighted to have the support of the organisation and of their employees. At Book Aid International, we know the value that books and libraries can have, especially in areas of the world where many people have no access to books of their own.
“Through the generosity of supporters like Cambridge Assessment, we are able to send new, up to date and relevant books to libraries in Africa, as well as supporting library activities in schools, higher educational institutions, cities, rural settings, hospitals, prisons and refugee camps. Our work brings opportunities for some of the world’s poorest people to improve their reading, literacy and knowledge.”
Liz Allan, Cambridge Assessment’s Group HR Director said: “Our aim is to become a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work for and ‘Giving Something Back’ is one of the key eight factors of engagement which staff were asked about in the survey. As an organisation that promotes excellence in education around the globe, we know that literacy is an important life skill and are delighted to be supporting Book Aid in their important work.”
Book Aid International works in 11 African countries and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to distribute books and learning resources and to train librarians. The charity partners with local library services and communities to provide safe, engaging spaces to access books and reading. Visit www.bookaid.org for more information.
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Book Aid International works in partnership with libraries in Africa, providing new books, resources and training to support an environment in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish. The charity’s vision is of vibrant libraries that inspire readers and empower communities.