Here is our final update regarding the new library that we have managed to set up in Kiangwali resettlement camp, Uganda. Last weekend we received a message from Gideon, our man on the ground, confirming that the last six boxes of books had arrived at the library. Here are some pictures taken by librarian Anita. A huge heads up to everyone who has made this much needed project possible. Please know that your generosity will have given countless adults and children a truly wonderful gift in the form of ready access to literature.
The first 25 large boxes of donated books arrived at the library last Month. Our librarian Anita, together with our friend Gideon, have been extremely busy registering and stamping the books before arranging them on the shelves. They haven’t quite finished the job as you will see from the pictures, and we still have another six boxes of books in transit, so this isn’t quite the end of the story.
but in the meantime I wanted to share the wonderful news with you, along with the pictures taken by Gideon.
I must admit there have been times when the size of this project and the logistics involved have seemed rather daunting for a tiny charity such as ours. A huge heartfelt thank you to every single one of you who has helped us get over the line, either by donating so many wonderful books or by making a financial donation towards shipping costs. You have helped us create the best stocked library for many a mile. This is another prime example of what can be achieved when a few like-minded people pull together.
For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to REFUGEE RELIEF YNYS M�N. I’ve chosen this charity because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.
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Heulwen Dickinson•October 23, 2022
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Yesterday was an extremely busy day for the Syrian families in Arsal, Lebanon. It was time to harvest the potato crop that they have tended and grown for the second year in succession. According to my friend Nour it was an excellent harvest! 300 families will be provided with 20 kg of potatoes as a result. Thanks to those of you who gave so generously to make this project feasible.
Here are pictures and a video of the potato distribution to families in some of the camps in Arsal, Lebanon. It never ceases to amaze me just how many miracles can be achieved when a few like-minded folk pull together, even over a distance of approximately three thousand miles in this case. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project, either by making a financial donation, or by putting in hours of hard work on the farm to ensure a successful harvest that has provided 20 kg of potatoes for 300 families! You are all heroes!
If you would like to donate to our work please feel free to use the Donate link or the details of our charity bank account.