> So here we are in Tanzania: two rookies and an old hand. Karen Sharkey, new Programme Development Librarian at Book Aid International and Hannah Watson, Joint Head of Fundraising and Communications have both never been to Africa before, whereas Rob Sarjant, Head of Programmes and Operations, is a veteran of 16 years and nearly 20 trips. Karen is on this week long trip to meet the partners she will be developing projects with in her role as ‘desk officer’ for Tanzania, Hannah has come along to see what projects she’s fundraising for and to film the people who use the libraries and projects supported by Book Aid International, and Rob is here to keep Hannah and Karen in line, make necessary introductions and ensure that the whole trip goes smoothly in preparation for Karen’s solo trips later in the year. So here we all go…
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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