Textbooks for Schools Project

Charles Dobie
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December 19, 2014
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Selous Safari Company

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”  Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General

Selous Safari Company agrees and believes that some of the biggest changes in Africa will come through supporting skills development and education. We welcome your involvement in our Textbooks for Tanzanians initiative, where even a small donation of $20 can purchase several textbooks and storybooks for local primary schools near our camps.

Encouraging access to literacy—especially books written in Kiswahili—is one of the ways we influence lives positively in the areas where we work. The requests for textbooks and storybooks in Kiswahili have come directly from the communities and it is our pleasure to try and meet this request.

Aidan Kikoti, our manager at Jongomero, visiting Makifu School near Jongomero - donating books and reading to the primary school children.
Please talk with the managers in each camp to know a bit more about this project and if you are staying at Ras Kutani, do let them know if you are interested in visiting the village school and delivering books personally during your visit. 
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