I have always had a love of children’s books. As a child my mother instilled this in me. I started reading before Kindergarten, as did many of my kids. I am always on the look out for books for my Jackson, and have bought our baby girl a few already as well. I love to buy books for my nephew William and have helped my niece Kristy aquire a library of Junie B. Jones.
Yesterday after work I wasn't feeling well, and unfortunately had to miss a gathering entitled “Books for Kenya”. My boss (principal) belongs to West Coast Companeros, Inc. A group of former Jesuit Priests who spend much time and energy helping the poor and needy. Such is their current project with Ger Liech Primary School in Kenya. They are collecting new and gently used books, and money to ship, as it costs about 50 dollars a box to send. There are many good hearts out there donating both. A wonderful project. Although they do have their own language, all of their studies are done in English.
We know that the reading of good books is imperative as is literacy. A pleasure to imagine those students in that the far away land enjoying a good story sent with love.