Better Community Association (BCA) The Gambia, a charitable organisation, has secured a donation of 22,000 books for schools in The Gambia. This was disclosed by the president of the Association recently at a meeting held at Brusubi with representatives of various schools in the country.
The books, which were donated by Books For Africa and the Margatet River Fund in USA, are expected to arrive in the country on the 13th November, 2012 and will be distributed to schools and libraries to improve the learning system in the country. A large consignment of thedonated books will also go to the education service of the Gambia Armed Forces.
The president of BCA, Joy Buchanan, said: "The books will be sorted according to topic and educational level and distributed to various schools for maximum benefit. Post-secondary literature will be offered to the University of The Gambia and the Gambia College, and secondary level books to appropriate schools." She disclosed that the consignment includes copies of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world's best selling medical textbook, books on religion, and general reference books, among others.
Buchanan thanked their donors, school principals, teachers and librarians and youth workers for their continued support. The school representatives on their part thanked the BCA for securing such a donation for the country.