THUNDER BAY – Through the co-ordinated efforts of the Global Conscience Circle, Thunder Bay’s unofficial international ambassador, another shipment of materials has arrived safely in Africa. “I just want to give you a quick update on the books that were sent by Thunder Bay in the last container. Last week I opened all the boxes and sorted out piles for 3 recipients. All the books were delivered by me yesterday and they were really appreciated!, shares Clarieer Cunha Linke, with the Bicycling Empowerment Network in Nambia.
The materials were recieved at the University of Namibia. Where books on Psychology, Nursing, Engineering and Chemistry were provided.
The Combretum Trust School – a local school with grades 8-12 received Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, high school level books, there were lots, including novels and fact books.
Family of Hope Services, a small grassroots organisation with educational programmes received books for toddlers and older children/young teenagers, fact books, and all the educational and stationary material (notebooks, ABCs, games, etc).
“I was really impressed with the quality and the conditions of the books and the material, they were great!”, concluded Linke.
Through the course of the summer, volunteers, including local high school students worked to package up used and unneeded textbooks from Hillcrest High School and other donors across the community. Some of the materials head north to Ontario communities in need, while others head overseas.
For more information on the Global Conscience Circle, visit their Facebook page.