Who are Book Aid International?
Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. We provided 507,787 new books to over 2,000 libraries last year alone and have sent more than 30 million books to partner libraries since 1954.
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>Monday 2nd November – to the sea
A journey to the coast today, travelling through dry and arid country, only broken up by camels, the occasional abandoned tank and villages still showing the scars of war from more than 15 years ago. The libraries in Berbera are all within walking distance set in a primary school, secondary school and the Africa EducationTrust area office. Disappointingly, most of the Book Aid International books in the secondary school have been stolen. We’ll need to work with AET and the schools to find ways to stop this from happening. After the libraries, we have some sweet Somali tea at a café, then head on through crumbling old Berbera with its buildings dating back 200 years, and onwards until we reach the sea. It is warm and I have a paddle, watched by our two armed escorts with their AK47s, who also enjoy a stroll along the beach. We eat fresh fish before returning to Hargeisa.