The library at Graceland International School is very inadequate, lacking both reference books and shelving to store them. Many of the books that the library does have are stacked in a few piles along the walls.
For this reason, we have shipped three barrels of resource textbooks and other materials to help stock the school library. We are sending three more barrels this summer. The books that have been shipped were donated through two Connecticut school systems, Granby and South Windsor.
Most of the books we are sending are in the fields of math, science and technology.
Sachin Menon, the young man on the left and a recent graduate of South Windsor High School, secured 8 boxes of math, science and technology textbooks for Graceland International School, Gusau, Nigeria. He responded magnificently to the request I made in our church, St. Peter’s, South Windsor for textbooks.
He approached the principal of the South Windsor High for books that were no longer needed at the school. These books will be placed in the library of the school as a resource for both teachers and students.
One of our board members, Mrs. Elaine Chagnon, recently retired from the Granby school system and has secured many more books for shipping to Nigeria. Sachin’s “haul” will join them and be taken to St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in the Bronx, where we will pack them into barrels for shipment to Nigeria.
Each barrel costs $250 to ship and that includes the cost of the barrel. There is no weight restriction, which makes it the most economical way to ship large quantities of materials.
If you wish to help by making a donation toward this expense, please visit our website www.africaep.org and use the secure donate button to make your donation. Spend some time browsing our website -you will learn so much about Graceland International School.