Businesses, schools, clubs, Stevenage Council and individuals came together and donated enough books, toys and stationery as well as furniture for us to be able to ship our 5th and 6th Library and Learning Centre (LLC) on 1st of September 2020.
On the day of shipping volunteers from all walks of life come together to spend up to four hours helping us load our carefully packed and labelled boxes, under the watchful eye of a shipping compliance inspector, onto the 40ft shipping container, which will then become one of the LLCs. If you would like to join our group of volunteers and experience the high energy, fast paced and very enjoyable day with us, please email [email protected]
This year, for the first time we are working on two libraries simultaneously. In Kenya things are also hotting up. Our two partner communities are busy preparing the sites and JBAC is shopping around for the second shipping container.
While we had to delay our shipping for a few months (we normally ship in June) because of the global pandemic we were and continue to be overwhelmed by your generosity. We appreciate that lives have changed for all of us, regardless where we live, but your continuous support ensures books that are the only source of education for our Kenyan children since February this year continue to bring pleasure, happiness and some much needed learning resources to our Kenyan partners.