After a journey of more than 8,000 miles across the wide oceans, stunning desert landscapes and three country borders, Book Bus Matilda finally arrived at her new home in Malawi.
Over the next few years Matilda will be our mobile library bringing much needed books to children on our reading programmes.
Our local project team has been delivering a reading and literacy programme to 100s of children every day… but without the use of an actual Book Bus. The local team used bikes, backpacks and their own leg power to walk to schools to bring the joy of reading to their local community.
And it did happen thanks to the generous people of Motovun – a consortium of European publishers.
“We were keen to support a charity that promotes reading and the book, “ said Jean Arcache from Motovun. “We all loved the work of the Book Bus as it is run by local teams, works in partnership with teachers and puts the book at the centre of learning for literacy", he concluded.
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“We hope that Matilda will get more and more children curious about books and reading,“ says Mike. “This way we will be well on our way to create a permanent reading culture in our community and help children become more independent and in control of their own lives as they grow up to become adults”.
You can help keep our Book Buses on the road by adopting Matilda from as little as £5 a month.