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News events

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September 2018

While in Zambia in September, our Chairman, Ian Parker, met with Kelvin while visiting Manaca School.  Kelvin benefitted from Literacy Boxes while at Manaca School and was supported with a small bursary from Literacy in a Box to enable him to continue his education at a local secondary school.  Because the school was many miles away, he needed a bike, so Grace, our Ambassador in Lusaka who distributes our Literacy Boxes, selected one from the many sent over by our logistics partner, Operation Sunshine.  Please see his letter of thanks for the support he has received.

Geoff Lucock retires

After many years of service Geoff Lucock is retiring as treasurer.  more...

February 2016

This 'Box of Learning' article first appeared in the February / March issue of Rotary Magazine.  more...

June 2015

Hyde Park Infants School - Walk4Hope.  more...

May 2015

Hyde Park Infants School - Walk4Hope.  more...

December 2014

Rotary District 1290 Newsletter - Literacy in a Box sends its 500th box to Zambia.  more...

May 2014

Penryn students win Rotary award.  more...

April 2014

Literacy in a Box still going strong.  more...

March 2014

Rotary District 1290 Newsletter - Literacy in a Box sends its 400th box to Zambia and 500th box worldwide.  more...

December 2013

RIBI Youth Service Newsletter - Interact & Literacy, an RI Avenue of Service.  Full details in this .pdf file (1.4MB).

September 2013

Trustees trip to Zambia.  more...

Rotarians Support International Literacy Day.  more...

June 2013

Penryn College students raise money for literacy boxes for African schools.  more...

May 2013

Joint charity mission helps children in Africa.  more...

Interact members aim to change perception of young for the better.  more...

March 2013

Mfuwe Matching Grant Appeal - Big thank you.  more...

February 2013

Pupils of Yealmpstone Farm School, Plymouth present a cheque to Literacy in a Box Trust.  Press coverage

May 2012

300th Literacy Box loaded.  Press coverage

April 2012

£1,500 worth of text books sent to Zambia

March 2012

Literacy in a Box and Chipembele.  Chipembele web site

December 2011

School choirs sing carols at superstore for charity.  Press coverage

December 2011

Charity reaches a landmark in aid.  Press coverage

November 2011

Children fundraise for literary cause.  Press coverage

September 2011

10 boxes to Zimbabwe.  report and photos.

September 2011

The Trust sends 40 boxes to the Philippines for the new PCF School in Tondo, Manila.  Press coverage, report and photos.

June 2011 - Tavistock Times article

Operation that brings sunshine to many.  More...

December 2010

£1000 worth of books sent to Zambia.  photos.

July 2010 - Plymouth Herald Article

Box clever way to boost literacy rates in world's poorest places.  More...

July 2010 - BBC Spotlight Report

Plymouth literacy charity is boxing clever.  More...

July 2010 - Charity supports slum kids' school

The Trust sends 26 boxes to the Philippines to help children living and working on rubbish dumps.  More...

April 2010

Trust objectives widened to allow help to be provided outside of sub-Saharan Africa

November 2009

The Trust receives a donation of over £4,000 from St Mellion Golf Club.  Picture...

October 2009 - The Trust sends the 100th box of educational materials to Zambia.

On Saturday 3rd October, the Literacy in a Box Trust sent the 100th Literacy Box of its programme, School Aid 4 Zambia. The Trust have now sent enough materials for 2,500 children in 11 schools.  More...