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Cambridge University Press donates books to good cause

15th October 2010

Cambridge University Press has joined forces with Book Aid International to send science textbooks and other learning aids to some of the world's most deprived areas.

Around 100,000 books, which are in perfect condition, will be donated by the company to primary schools in 12 African nations, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Eritrea.

Each school will receive 50 to 100 copies of the titles, which have been donated because they are not included in the UK's current curriculum.

Andrew Gilfillan, managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Cambridge University Press, said the firm believes that education 'changes lives', adding: 'Our mission as an organisation is to advance learning, knowledge and research all over the world.'

Book Aid International director Clive Nettleton also claimed that the donation will help 'literally thousands of children all over Africa' by improving their education.

The charity, which was founded in 1954 by Lady Hermione Ranfurly, has given almost 30 million books to more than 2,000 libraries over its history. Last year, 500,000 copies were sent to sub-Saharan Africa.
 

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