Hello to all;
I am happy to send you a progress report on the MG for which you club/district generously approved donor funds. A total of $13,850 was donated by eleven Rotary Clubs and $15,000 by districts 5100 and 5970.
On Feb 23 TRF sent a letter of approval of the MG application. The grant will provide $50,975 for the Books For Uganda project. It will pay shipping costs for multiple 40 ft containers of used textbooks from Oregon to Gulu in Uganda and will help our partner, Gulu Rotary Club, with the costs of distribution of hundreds of thousands of used textbooks from OR and WA schools. Those books will help restart schools in the war-ravaged northern region of Uganda where an entire generation of children grew up in refugee camps without schooling during the 20 year war waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
All club donor funds and documents needed from the international and host clubs have been sent to TRF. We are now hoping for transfer of funds from TRF within four to six weeks.
We have enough used textbooks to fill three 40 ft containers ready to be loaded. They are two containers of K-12 textbooks from a new partner, a used book dealer in Harrisburg, PA, and one container of higher ed books from Bookbyte, our partner in Salem. I am attaching photos that show the high quality of books that we will be shipping from Harrisburg and a photo of some big bins of some very good used higher ed books that we shipped in December from Bookbyte.
Thank you again for your support of this project. It is helping to educate many poor children who dream of a better life through education.
Books For Uganda Project (Now being renamed the “Books for the World” project)