The library at Graceland International School is very inadequate both in so far as books are concerned and in the lack of shelves for the books that they do have. Many of the books that the library does have are stacked in a few piles along the walls.
It is for this reason that we have shipped three barrels of resource textbooks and other materials to help stock the Library at Graceland International School. We are sending three more barrels this summer. The books that we have gathered to ship have been acquired from 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 of Grace school as a resource for both teachers and students.
One of our board members, Mrs. Elaine Chagnon, recently retired from the Granby school system, 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.
The Rev. Fr. Benjamin Udochukwu, a Nigerian ex-pat and pastor of St. Edmund’s, regularly uses this method to ship stuff to Nigeria. It costs $250 to ship one barrel, this includes the cost of the barrel. We expect to be shipping a total of at least 3 barrels possibly 4.
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.