Books for Development Donates Books

In the week starting February 3rd, MaP was blessed to have Mr David Salako, a Board Member of Books for Development, at the school. Mr Salako originates from Malawi, has lived in places such as the UK, Nigeria, and Kenya and now resides in Houston, Texas in the US. Books for Development is a non-profit organisation that donates books in under-developed countries to encourage and support global literacy. Books for Development brought 35,000 books for Botswana government schools around the country. He was impressed by the availability of infrastructure for libraries and schools but also said that, having visited, he is now more aware of their specific needs such as shelving and a variety of book genres for students in rural communities. With a population of 2,333,954 (Worldometer),Botswana currently has 41 public libraries and 61 Village Reading Rooms with a new library opening in Masunga on 12th March.  Mr Salako was thrilled to be at MaP, describing the school as a “motivated, international, diverse environment where learning is encouraged”. He hopes to return to Botswana and to maintain relationships with the schools he worked with during his trip.