20 January 2021
Book Aid International
our new partnership with the UK's leading international book donation and library development charity
The Insider Travel and Book Aid International are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership. By working together we can make a real difference to readers around the world and enhance the experience of our travellers with access to leading writers and literary experts. Through inbuilt customer donations and matched funding from The Insider Travel, together we have an opportunity to support Book Aid International’s commitment to creating a world where everyone has access to the books they need to enrich and improve their own lives.
Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity which sends each year around one million brand new books to thousands of communities across the world where people have very few opportunities to access books and read. This includes under-resourced schools, refugee camps, public and community libraries, hospitals, prisons and universities.
At the peak of the covid-19 pandemic 1.5 billion learners across the world were out of school.
The Explorer Library provides everything children at a primary school age need to create a beautiful, welcoming library space dedicated to reading and learning. Each library receives at least 2,000 books, a refurbishment grant to transform an empty space into a welcoming, child-friendly library, and teacher training to ensure everyone can manage their new libraries and support pupils.
Books are the simplest tool to provide an equal education for all and education is the only key to a brighter future for children in the world’s most disadvantaged countries. With the closure of schools, most of these communities do not have access to technology for remote learning and many parents are illiterate and unable to support their children’s learning. This generation faces the risk of being left out of education and having their futures shattered.
Together we have the opportunity to take part in changing the lives of children through the gift of books, reading and knowledge at a time when the need is more critical than ever.