The things we need

The things we need

We are in regular contact with our partners and recipients to ensure they receive the books and equipment that they most need. Currently this includes:

  • Children's books. Fiction and picture books for all ages and reading abilities; simple ‘readers’; low literacy books for all ages

  • Educational books. School curriculum support materials for primary or secondary levels.

  • Good quality computers and mobile phones.

  • Teacher training materials: especially more general primary and secondary.

  • Vocational and careers materials: especially technical (eg electronics, carpentry, textiles), and career information texts aimed at those with low literacy.

  • Fiction: for adults and teenagers.

  • Medical: especially first year undergraduate and core anatomy/physiology/surgical textbooks

  • Law: especially human rights

  • Computing: especially basic Office.

These books reach schools, hostels, public and community libraries, and libraries in schools, slums, refugee centres, NGOs and prisons. Users of these libraries are often some of the most vulnerable and underprivileged in society.