Book Reach

is creating Libraries in Nepal

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BOOK REACH is a charity which was started 7 years ago to take discarded library books from international schools in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to needy schools in Nepal. To date we have made 19 libraries in mainly Primary schools in the area around Hetauda town. The founder of the charity, a retired teacher living in Sabah, Malaysia, goes to Nepal for 10 weeks every year to help set up the libraries and train the teacher-librarians.  To date the government has not included libraries in the school facilities. So training is a large part of our work. Air freight is expensive , but the furniture needed in the libraries is made locally , so costs are reasonable. The pressing need at present is a substantial collection of nepali books in each library. Teachers are not all confident in English and need the support of books they can easily promote in their own language . These nepali books are printed in India and are expensive. All the donated english books, of course, are free. This need is not being met at the moment with the modest contributions from friends and relatives. 
As we continue with our plan for this essential resource of libraries in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, we hope to bring all supporters a picture of our progress.
BOOK REACH is a charity which was started 7 years ago to take discarded library books from international schools in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to needy schools in Nepal. To date we have made 19 libraries in mainly Primary schools in the area around Hetauda town. The founder of the charity, a retired teacher living in Sabah, Malaysia, goes to Nepal for 10 weeks every year to help set up the libraries and train the teacher-librarians.  To date the government has not included libraries in the school facilities. So training is a large part of our work. Air freight is expensive , but the furniture needed in the libraries is made locally , so costs are reasonable. The pressing need at present is a substantial collection of nepali books in each library. Teachers are not all confident in English and need the support of books they can easily promote in their own language . These nepali books are printed in India and are expensive. All the donated english books, of course, are free. This need is not being met at the moment with the modest contributions from friends and relatives. 
As we continue with our plan for this essential resource of libraries in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, we hope to bring all supporters a picture of our progress.

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