Room to Read in Zambia
Author: Guest Blogger
We have been proudly working with Room to Read for a little while now and recently we received some very good news – a new library has been built at a school in Zambia, dedicated to Berry Bros. & Rudd as thanks for various activities and contributions over the last year.
The new library has been built at Matonga Basic School in the Petauke District of Zambia, a school which has around 350 pupils of all ages. Before the project commenced there was no space in the school building for a library– or funds and supplies, so a new construction had to be built. The completed ‘Constructed Reading Room’ now serves the whole community and houses almost 600 books, as well as art supplies, games and all the relevant stationary and furniture.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
If you would like to know more about this fantastic cause, please visit Room to Read’s website.