PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2019-20
We had a request to send another container full of books and educational materials to Zimbabwe. After negotiations, we signed a MoU for the distribution of the container contents in Zimbabwe.
We were able to include 25 all-in-one computers in this shipment.
The full container was finally shipped in late February and arrived in Zimbabwe in early May.
Thinking that we would have a quiet year just sorting and repacking we suddenly found that we were in a COVID-19 pandemic. This affected our book sale at the end of February with less people passing through, but it did allow us to have clean out. All the unsold books were recycled.
A complete shutdown followed at the end of March with stage 3 restrictions being imposed on NW Tasmania following an outbreak among the staff in local hospitals.
By implementing Work Safe Tasmania’s COVID-19 Safety Plan for Small Business Template we were able to restart sorting and repacking on May 26th.
I would like to express my thanks to the schools, libraries, individuals, and organisations who have provided the books and educational materials which we were able to send to needy schools in Zimbabwe and also to start putting into our next container for southern Africa.
Thank you also to the individuals, schools, and organisations that have provided financial support which allowed us to purchase and ship the Zimbabwe container.
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RECENT Rotary Fiji Schools Project
“Library Aid International sent a twenty-foot container of books and educational materials including 14 boxes of stationery, pens and pencils from the Lion Heart organisation which the Project team distributed to schools and which was gratefully received by many students.
This provision of library books and resources was a tremendous boost to the support the project could provide for the schools. One school worked out that the books they received would have cost the school $10,000 AUD. These small rural schools receive about $ 2000 AUD per term to cover all school running costs. A bonus was the sale of this container, which LAI allowed the project to use to cover the cost of wharf and customs fees in Fiji.
It is heartening to see how the school leaders and teachers are inspired to do the best for the students.”
Rotary Fiji Schools Project
SUPPORTER UPDATES AND FEEDBACK FROM RECIPIENTS
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Please let us know if you would like to receive them directly, preferably by email to reduce costs.
Feedback is requested of recipients of books and resources we send, but is not always forthcoming.
PDF Supporter Update Oct 2015
PDF Supporter Update April 2016
PDF SPECIAL Supporter Update June 2016
PDF Supporter Update November 2016
PDF Supporter Update June 2017
PDF Feedback from Zimbabwe November 2017
PDF Cape Town Container Distribution 2017
PDF Supporter Update Feb 2018
PDF Supporter Update May 2018
PDF Feedback from Votualevi Public School, Fiji June 2018
PDF Supporter Update September 2019
PDF Supporter Update June 2020
PDF Feedback from Fiji September 2020
RADIO INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES IN THE PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS – Links and downloads
Audio Pre 2014 AGM (1.6 MB)
PDF Inspire story Issue 48 May 2012
PDF Inspire story Issue 61 Feb 2016
LINK Advocate Story September 2015
LINK Advocate Story April 2016
PDF Hartley Rd Primary School Letter
PDF Mayville Primary School Letter
PDF Inspire Story Issue 67 August 2017
LINK Advocate Story May 2018
PDF Children’s Book Council Newsletter September 2018 p.18
PDF Inspire Story Issue 72 November 2018
LINK The Advocate February 2020
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Library Aid International Constitution
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Health and Development Aid Abroad Australia Inc (HADA)
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