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The Book Bus Foundation

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Last modified: February 15, 2011, 5:14 PM


Improving Children's lives one book at a time

The Book Bus

The Book Bus Foundation aims to improve literacy rates in Africa and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them. The Book Bus currently provides a mobile library service for children from disadvantaged communities and families in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador. Our Book Buses tour schools, hospitals and orphanages to promote reading and storytelling to children who would otherwise have little or no access to books. There's no doubt that stories can make a difference to children's lives and with story tellers onboard, the Book Bus can help maintain the link between local society and its own stories as well as providing inspiration with new stories from afar.

The idea of using a bus to bring books to children is not a new one but our Book Buses are more than simple mobile libraries. Our onboard volunteer crews engage with children and their teachers, promoting reading in a way that is creative, inspiring and above all, fun. By mixing books with enjoyment, our volunteers can encourage an early interest in reading.

Also, if you're interested in languages, our book bus project in Ecuador is also a great way to practise your Spanish.

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    Busota Kamuli, Eastern Region, Uganda

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01926 411 122
The Ironyard, 64-66 The Market Place, Warwick, United Kingdom


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