ZAMBEZI  SCHOOLBOOK  PROJECT 

  
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MAY, 2017:  CONTAINERS #10, #11 AND #12 ARE ENROUTE TO AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND, CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS AND MIRACLE MISSIONS TRUST SIMULTANEOUSLY!


OCTOBER 2016:  CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS FEATURE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH ZAMBEZI SCHOOLBOOK PROJECT IN THEIR OCTOBER, 2016, NEWSLETTER.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE FULL NEWSLETTER:

Zambezi_School_Books_and_Bourke_Family_Foundation.pdf


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July, 2016: 
  
African Wildlife Conservation Fund feature their progress in partnership with Zambezi Schoolbook Project in their July, 2016 newsletter.

Click this link to see the full newsletter:
AWCF_News_July_2016.pdf



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June, 2016, Containers #7 , #8 And #9 Are Shipped!
Container #7 and #9 are being managed by Rotary Club Of Harare West for a group of new sponsors to develop libraries in schools and orphanages mainly in the Harare environs.  Container #8 is going to African Wildlife Conservation Fund sponsored schools to continue their extensive library development program in the southeastern lowveld of Zimbabwe.

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May, 2016, African Wildlife Conservation Fund Sends A Very Encouraging Progress Report:


MAY, 2016, CONTAINER #6 SHIPS FOR CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS SCHOOLS: AFTER RECEIVING PALLETS OF BOOKS FROM EACH OF THE FIRST THREE CONTAINERS OF BOOKS SHIPPED IN 2014 AND 2015, CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS IS RECEIVING A FULL CONTAINER OF BOOKS FOR TWENTY MORE OF THEIR SPONSORED SCHOOLS IN MATABELELAND NORTH PROVINCE IN ZIMBABWE!



JANUARY, 2016, CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION:  CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE JANUARY, 2016, NEWSLETTER FROM AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND FEATURING ZAMBEZI SCHOOLBOOK PROJECT AND LIKE MINDED ORGANIZATIONS JOINING THEM IN THEIR WORK TO HELP EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN LOWVELT REGION OF ZIMBABWE:

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE FULL NEWSLETTER:

AWCF_News_January_2016.pdf





N0VEMBER/DECEMBER, 2015:
  PADENGA HOLDINGS MAKES DELIVERY OF BOXES OF LIBRARY BOOKS THAT HAVE JUST ARRIVED IN CONTAINER #5 TO THE FOUR PRIMARY AND TWO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF KARIBA WHERE STUDENTS EAGERLY AWAIT THEIR ARRIVAL.

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2015:
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ONTAINER #5 FOR DIRECT SHIPMENT TO KARIBA DISTRICT SCHOOLS IS LOADED OUT AT BFA ATLANTA AND MAKES THE 8,000 MILE JOURNEY TO KARIBA, ZIMBABWE, TO START AND IMPROVE LIBRARIES IN SCHOOLS ALL AROUND THE DISTRICT.  PADENGA HOLDINGS USE THEIR LOGISTICAL PROWESS AND COMMUNITY ORIENTATION TO GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF RURAL STUDENTS! 







October, 2015: CONTAINER #4 HAS ARRIVED AT GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK IN THE SOUTHEASTERN LOWVELT OF ZIMBABWE AND IS SAFELY IN THE STORES OF FRANKFURT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY WHO ARE PARTNERED WITH AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND.  THESE BOOKS WILL GO TO START LIBRARIES IN 30 MORE OF THE 123 SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY THESE TWO ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS RURAL CORNER OF ZIMBABWE.  THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL OF BOOKS PROVIDED TO THIS PART OF THE PROJECT TO MORE THAN 40,000.  SOLAR READING LIGHTS FROM BOURKE FAMILY FOUNDATION WERE INCLUDED IN THIS SHIPMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND THESE ARE GOING INTO USE WITH THE CHILDREN NOW.



SEPT., 2015:
CONTAINER #4 IS ON BOARD MSC NILGUN, ARRIVING DURBAN OCT. 4TH AND AT CHIPINDA POOLS, GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK IN THE SOUTHEASTERN LOWVELT OF ZIMBABWE BY MID-OCTOBER!  AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND AND FRANKFURT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY WILL HAVE THE 30,000 BOOKS INTO 30 SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN THE COMING WEEKS FOLLOWING THAT!  SOME OF THE LIBRARIES ALREADY STARTED FROM PREVIOUS SHIPMENTS WILL RECEIVE MORE BOOKS.  THERE ARE ALSO 100 SOLAR READING LIGHTS FROM BOURKE FAMILY FOUNDATION AS A FIRST STEP FROM THESE GENEROUS DONORS.



JULY, 2015:



AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND JULY, 2015:

FOLLOWING THIS INTERIM REPORT, A PLAN HAS BEEN MADE FOR ZAMBEZI SCHOOLBOOK PROJECT TO SHIP A FULL CONTAINER LOAD OF LIBRARY BOOKS, 30,000 BOOKS, TO START LIBRARIES IN 30 MORE SCHOOLS IN NEED OF LIBRARIES IN THE AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND ACTIVITY AREAS OF SAVE VALLEY CONSERVANCY AND GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK IN COOPERATION WITH FRANKFURT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.






Summer, 2015:

Pilots International Summer 2015 Log

Pilots International feature Zambezi Schoolbook Project in their summer log beginning on page 20, link above.  The Pilots and their youth auxiliary, Anchors, convened in Orlando for their international convention and book donations for the project were brought by delegates from as far away as Japan!


July, 2015:
  Children In The Wilderness, the community outreach program of Wilderness Safaris, sponsor schools south of Hwange National Park in the Tsholotsho District of Matabeleland in the south of Zimbabwe.  Zambezi Schoolbook Project is working with CITW to get libraries going in several of these schools.  By July, 2015, some solid results were apparent following receipt of books from all three shipments of the past year.



June/July, 2015:
The Zimbabwe downstream side of massive Lake Kariba is undeveloped except for fishing villages such as Gache Gache and Chalala, and the subsistence farm lands on which the people displaced by the lake, the Tonga, live, such as the Mola villages of Chief Mola.  Twelve schools now have libraries in various stages of development here from the first three containers of library books. The Tashinga Initiative and Padenga Holdings, Ltd., have been steadfast partners with Zambezi Schoolbook Project to get this done.





July 10, 2015
: The Zambezi Schoolbook Project is presented to Pilots International at their International Convention and Anchor Summit in Orlando.






June, 2015:
African Wildlife Conservation Fund In the Save Valley Conservancy of the lowvelt of southeastern Zimbabwe has 84 schools in it's education support program.  Zambezi Schoolbook Project is working with AWCF to establish libraries in a growing number of these schools.  Here pallets of books from container #3 arrive and schools that have received books from the first two containers are visited.  Remarkable progress was observed everywhere!



June 13th, 2015: Sir Emeka Offor, Nigerian oil man philanthropist, center, visits the Books For Africa operation in Atlanta to be honored for his principal support of book shipments all around Africa.  Here he is flanked by Tom Warth (to his right), founder of Books for Africa, and Claude and Barbara of Zambezi Schoolbook Project and volunteers on hand for the festivities.
MAY - JULY 2015:  THE SHIPMENT OF CONTAINER #3, NOW MID-ATLANTIC ON THE GRAY FOX BELOW, COINCIDES WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PROJECT TO EXPAND TO INCLUDE NOT ONLY RURAL SCHOOLS, BUT ALSO SCHOOLS, ORPHANAGES, CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS AND DISABILITY CENTERS AND CHILDREN'S RESCUE PROJECTS ANYWHERE IN ZIMBABWE WHO ARE TRYING FOR A LIBRARY BUT DON'T HAVE THE BOOKS NEEDED.  CLAUDE AND BARBARA WILL BE WORKING IN ZIMBABWE ON THAT CRUCIAL SIDE OF THIS EXPANSION AS CONTAINER #3 IS DISTRIBUTED IN JUNE AND JULY, STAY TUNED!




JAN 2015: ZAMBEZI SCHOOLBOOK PROJECT IS HONORED BY BOOKS FOR AFRICA AS EXEMPLARY AND FEATURED IN THE 2014 BFA ANNUAL REPORT.
CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS's ZIGA PRIMARY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY LIBRARY TAKES SHAPE.  BOOKS FROM THE JUNE/JULY AND NOV/DEC 2014 CONTAINERS ARE GOING ONTO THESE SHELVES.


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Nov/Dec, 2014: CONTAINER #2 GETS RECEIVED INTO ZIMBABWE AND DISTRIBUTION TO RURAL SCHOOLS IS RUSHED TO BEAT THE ARRIVAL OF THE RAINS THAT CLOSE MANY ROADS IN DECEMBER.  NOW 60,000 BOOKS ARE WITH THEIR NEW READERS IN RURAL SCHOOLS.  CONTAINER #3 IS BEING PREPARED AT BFA ATLANTA FOR SHIPMENT IN APRIL, 2015.


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October, 2014:  CONTAINER #2 GETS COLLECTED, PACKED AND SHIPPED!  LOTS OF HANDS ON DECK GOT TWENTY PALLETS OF EXCELLENT BOOKS READY IN RECORD TIME AND OFF TO HARARE IN ZIMBABWE WHERE THEY WILL BE TAKEN TO THEIR RURAL SCHOOL LIBRARIES BY THEIR SCHOOL SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS BEFORE THE RAINS MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE BY EARLY DECEMBER.


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AUGUST, 2014:
 
THE FIRST CONTAINER OF LIBRARY BOOKS FOR THE PROJECT ARE IN THEIR NEW LIBRARY HOMES IN REMOTE SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT ZIMBABWE!  MANY HANDS TOUCHED THESE 30,000 BOOKS IN THEIR JOURNEY FROM USA DONORS TO RURAL SCHOOL READERS IN ZIMBABWE.  EVERY ONE OF YOU HAS REASON TO BE PROUD OF THIS OUTCOME AND TO LOOK TO MORE GREAT SUCCESSES  AHEAD!



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JUNE/JULY, 2014:   THE TASHINGA INITIATIVE'S LYNNE TAYLOR HAS SUPPORTED AND PARTICIPATED WITH THIS PROJECT TO GET BOOKS AND TEACHING MATERIALS TO REMOTE LEARNERS FROM THE BEGINNING AND IS OUR MOST STALWART TEAM MEMBER!  TTi coordinated with logistics providers such as padenga holdings to move more than half of the books to destination rural                                   
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JUNE/JULY, 2014:   WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE GACHE GACHE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FOR SEVEN YEARS AND NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A REAL LIBRARY ESTABLISHED THERE.
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JUNE/JULY 2014:  THIS PROJECT BEGAN IN 2008 WHEN SCHOOLS IN THE FISHING VILLAGES ON LAKE KARIBA WERE IN DESPERATE NEED AND THEIR SCHOOLS HAD NO BOOKS OR TEACHING MATEIRALS.  WORK CONTINUES THERE IN THE GACHE GACHE AND MOLA COMMUNITIES TO ESTABLISH AND IMPROVE EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR THESE ISOLATED LEARNERS.

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JUNE 2014:  AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND IS STAFFED BY ENERGETIC YOUNG CONSERVATION PROFESSIONALS WHO FOCUS ON THE SAVE CONSERVANCY AND GONAREZHOU N.P.  IN THE LOWVELD  OF SOUTHEASTERN ZIMBABWE.  THEY COUNT AMONG THEM A FULL TIME COMMUNITY SCHOOLS LIAISON WHO VISITS EACH OF THE MORE THAN FIFTY SCHOOLS IN THE SAVE CONSERVANCY REGION EACH TERM.  WE ARE WORKING WITH AWCF TO BEGIN ESTABLISHING LIBRARIES IN THESE SCHOOLS.

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JUNE, 2014:  CESVI IS AN ITALIAN BASED EUROPEAN UNION FUNDED NGO WHO HAVE PROJECTS ONGOING IN ZIMBABWE SUCH AS THEIR CITRUS GROWING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT SHASHE
IN THE SOUTH.  THERE ARE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE SHASHE COMMUNITY AND WE ARE WORKING WITH CESVI TO ESTABLISH LIBRARIES THERE.
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JUNE, 2014:  IN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF ZIMBABWE, THREE ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION IN THEIR AREAS:  CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS SPONSOR SCHOOLS SUCH AS ZIGA PRIMARY NEAR TSHOLOTSHO WHERE THEY HAVE BUILT A BEAUTIFUL LIBRARY READY FOR BOOKS, CESVI, A EUROPEAN UNION NGO, SPONSOR SCHOOLS AT SHASHE WHERE THEY ARE DOING AN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY PROJECT, AND AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND SPONSORS SCHOOLS IN THE SAVE CONSERVANCY AND GONAREZHOU WHERE THEY DO WILDLIFE RESEARCH.  WE WORKED WITH THEM ALL TO GET A START ON setting up libraries.
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Presenting the books to eager readers is such a thrill!





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JUNE/JULY, 2014:  IMPORT AND DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS IN ZIMBABWE.  FROM THE SOUTH OF ZIMBABWE, BORDERED BY THE LIMPOPO RIVER, TO THE NORTH, BORDERED BY THE ZAMBEZI,  MANY PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES JOINED IN WITH US TO SEE THE 30,000 BOOKS IMPORTED, SORTED AND PLACED INTO RURAL SCHOOLS.  THE CONTAINER WAS RECEIVED AND THE BOOKS WERE SORTED AND DISTRIBUTED FROM SPEEDLINK CARGO IN HARARE. ROTARY CLUB OF HARARE WEST ARE OUR VERY EFFECTIVE PARTNERS IN RECEIVING, SORTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE BOOKS IN ZIMBABWE.
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APRIL 23, 2014:  SHIPPING DAY!!!  AT LAST WE SEE THE SHIPMENT OFF TO ZIMBABWE!!!  WHAT A FANTASTIC TEAM AT BOOKS FOR AFRICA GOT THIS DONE:  BFA ATLANTA STAFF, BFA ST. PAUL STAFF, ZAMBEZI SCHOOLBOOK PROJECT, MANY VOLUNTEERS, BOOK DONORS, FUNDS DONORS........NOW FOCUS SHIFTS TO ZIMBABWE AND SEEING THESE WONDERFUL BOOKS INTO THEIR LIBRARIES FOR A LOT OF WAITING READERS THERE.

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APRIL, 2014:  IT'S HAPPENING!!!  Books from book donations and book drives are being packed and palletized at Books for Africa by Zambezi Schoolbook Project and many wonderful and capable volunteers for shipment to 3,500 students in 25 rural schools in Zimbabwe.  When 20 pallets containing seven hundred boxes of books, 28,000 books total, are assembled they will be loaded into a 40 foot sea container and sent on their way!
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NOVEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014

Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in the Battlefields region of Zululand in South Africa successfully imported and distributed 22,000 books from Books For Africa to thirty schools in Kwazulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces where PCV teachers are stationed.  This sequence shows that process and an example of how the books were received and put into use at the schools.  Claude and Barbara of Zambezi Schoolbook Project were involved in the pack and ship phase of this project in Atlanta in September, 2013, and then went to Zululand to work with the implementers. This photo sequence ends early 2014 as the books were put to use in school libraries.
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See earlier posts about how book donors, book packers, and others here and in Africa participated in all phases of this project that was created and brought to completion by Peace Corps Volunteer teachers and their supporters in Zululand in South Africa, and then how Claude and Barbara went on to Zimbabwe to coordinate with Rotary there on the 2014 container, all shown on the project blog:


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