The Power of Education
through better supplies
Continuity of Education
with Literacy Boxes
The Joy of Education
through school materials

Background to our Charity

Every child has a right to an education and you can help

Literacy in a Box is the result of the vision of our Founding Chairman, Forbes Watson,

a member of the Rotary Club of Roborough, Plymouth.        Read More

 

Our Trustees

Hugh Baker

(Trustee)

Ian Parker

As Chairman of the Trust, ensuring that our aims are fulfilled and we maximise our opportunities to support the children we work with, that through…

Maureen Dickerson

(Treasurer)

Allan Berry

(Trustee)

How You Can Get Involved

Volunteers

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Literacy in a Box. The passion and enthusiasm to help the orphaned and desperately poor children is both humbling and rewarding…

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Partners

We are very grateful to our long standing partners for their support which enable us to create, pack and send Literacy Boxes to the disadvantaged children overseas.

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Helping Us

Few charities exist without a revenue stream. We are no exception. Our work is only possible through a continuous funding stream through public support and generosity.

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Schools

We are truly gratified that many schools have Googled and searched for us, used our School Video as a resource to help teach pupils about the education in Africa …

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About What we Do ...

Rotary

It was the personal experiences of Rotarians that led to the creation of Literacy in a Box as a project

Family of Rotary

The whole family of Rotary – Rotary Clubs, Rotaract, Interact and RotaKids, along with a ‘sister’ organisation within the UK, the National Association of Inner Wheel Clubs, have given brilliant financial support over the years.

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Projects

We have supported not only projects involving the sending of Literacy Boxes, but also the activities that raise funds to send them

Began in 2006

We rented space on a container to Zambia and in April 2006 the first two Literacy Boxes arrived in Zambia. Each box contained enough supplies for 50 pupils. One box was sent to a 'basic' state school, the other to a community school funded from charitable resources

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Box Recipients

The Children benefit from receiving the contents of the box. They are empowered to learn.

The Children

In the UK we take for granted school supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper, chalks and rulers etc. However, in Zambia children lack these basic things without our help. The Trust therefore decided that its first priority must be to focus on school supplies

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News Room

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News Room

Our news room will contain up to date news about education in Zambia and also what is happening. Subscribe to hear all about things.

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Zambia - The Facts

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What People Say

  • Thank you so much for the literacy boxes. They arrived before half term and have been sitting in my room waiting until today. At the end of last half term the other teachers and I had been talking about the children needing new school bags and the need to buy pencil cases and stationery. I had planned on buying the stationery in the half term break but knew I would never be able to get them all a school bag Abigail Brown and all at Taonga School and Old MacDonalds Farm.

    Abigail Brown – Taonga School

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  • When the grade ones reported to school for the first time, they were all given a bag for their books.  This made them have morale to come to school every day.  The exercise books also made the learners very excited.

    Rosemary – Manaca Community School, Lusaka

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News

  • Latest Newsletter

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  • This is what we like to see

    admin November 14, 2019

    A Literacy Box raising a smile. We get a lot of feedback concerning the reception and use of the boxes and you will be…

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  • A Box of Learning

    admin July 25, 2019

    This article first appeared in the February / March issue of Rotary Magazine Education is one of the ways to help lift children out…

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Mission Statement

Vision and Mission
Our mission is to ensure that every child has access to the most basic education essentials such as pens, pencils, paper, chalk and rulers. Our core programme, School Aid 4 Zambia, is run in partnership with Operation Sunshine in Folkestone and provides these educational basics in brightly coloured boxes which are themselves used for a variety of purposes.
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Our primary aim remains to provide continuity of supply to the Zambian schools who have already received our boxes but as funds permit we will expand to other schools in Zambia. Furthermore if donations are made with a specific request that boxes are sent to a particular destination then we will work with the donor to try to achieve this.
Our Aims
The Literacy in a Box Trust, the name approved by the Charity Commission, became a Registered Charity No. 1118177, with a key role of creating awareness and funding streams for the School Aid 4 Zambia programme, along with managing the logistics for sourcing and supplying this educational support to Zambian children..

  • Total Worldwide – 1110+boxes 
  • Core project Zambia – 950 boxes
  • 60 boxes to Zambia in six months
  • 2018 – 67 boxes to Zambia including 7 to Philippines

  • £2500 – Holy Hill  Community School Msoro
  • £5000 – Mnkhanya Community School
  • £11000 – Mfuwe Community School
  • £3000 – Manaca community School
  • £2900 – Schools in Lusaka

FACTS

  • Total Worldwide – 1110+boxes 
  • Core project Zambia – 950 boxes
  • March to September 2019 – 60 boxes to Zambia
  • 2018 – 67 boxes to Zambia including 7 to Philippines

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Our Partners / Supporters


Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Roborough since 2005