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Literacy in a Box still going strong

Wednesday, 09 April 2014.  All content © of Tavistock Times Gazette unless stated otherwise.

BRIGHTLY coloured boxes filled with educational materials are still making their way to Zambia thanks to local Rotary charity 'Literacy in a Box'.

Following the closure of the Tavistock branch of Operation Sunshine, Literacy in a Box now sends the much needed boxes through Operation Sunshine's sister charity in Folkestone. A few weeks ago members of Tavistock Interact Club packed boxes for the charity, which included the 400th box sent to Zambia.

The 400th box is now on its way to Kathy Harding, the founder of Operation Sunshine, for distribution at Kachele Village in Zambia, a community which provides a secure home for leper invalids and their dependents. Literacy in a Box helps many disadvantaged communities in Zambia. Each box and contents costs £295 and contains enough materials for 25 children.

Phil Chesters, trustee of Literacy in a Box, said: 'Literacy in a Box is run by the Rotary Club of Roborough and helps the same communities that received such fantastic local support from Operation Sunshine in Tavistock.  A donation of £12 can provide a Zambian child with the basics to enable them to get the most out of their schooling.'