Wednesday, 18 February 2015

World Book Day - What it's really about

World Book Day & Book Aid International


Every year, Book Aid International provides up to one million new books donated by UK publishers to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. Two thirds of these books are for children, many of whom do not own a single book and may never have seen a picture book before a delivery from Book Aid International to their library or school. 

UK schools have been long-term supporters of Book Aid International’s work and give their support by fundraising each year on World Book Day. Last year, children and schools from the UK and around the world raised a record-breaking £137,000 - I know, loads - to help send more books to libraries in Africa. Great cause. To find out more, visit www.bookaid.org