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Walking for Zambia's Book Bus!

Raising funds to support Zambia's Book Bus! for The Book Bus because books make all the difference.

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The Book Bus

We provide books and mobile libraries to improve child literacy rates in Africa

Charity Registration No. 1117357

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I was raised on books. I treasure my public library and all the access to books I have. I read books with my little grandsons daily. So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Zambia's Book Bus. I will visit, and travel with, the Book Bus this Fall. 

Just before going to Zambia I plan to hike the Camino de Santiago - 100 KM from Sarria to Santiago. You can help me to support the book bus by pledging money. Every step I take, will be a step closer to more books for children in Zambia.

Did you know that Quentin Blake is on the Board of the Book Bus Project?!

The Book Bus story:

One in six adults around the world have come through childhood unable to read and write, a situation mainly due to lack of books and opportunity to read. In response to this shocking situation, the Book Bus was founded by publisher Tom Maschler with the aim of supplying books and making them accessible to children. 

In 2008 the Book Bus began delivering books to schools in Zambia and working with children to inspire them to read. Five years on and we have opened reading schemes in Zambia, Malawi, Ecuador and India where over 5,000 children now have books that are relevant and accessible to read. We look forward to continuing our reading schemes in 2013 with the aim of reaching a further 10,000 children by 2015. - See more at: http://www.thebookbus.org/about_the_book_bus.htm#sthash.VmxmBFs0.dpuf

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