Monsoon is delighted to see that its donation of copies of Monkey Magic (Vols. 1-3) by Grant S. Clark has been put to good use in Nigeria. Books went to schools in Mariga, Rafi and Mokwa as well as in Minna, the capital of Niger State.
The books were donated via VSO, who said: “It is shameful that there are over 10 million children out of school here in Nigeria but all education has to be paid for and a significant proportion of parents cannot afford to send their children to school. VSO is engaged in both trying to get get these children into some form of education whilst liaising with the Nigerian graduate volunteer scheme to support schools as teachers are rarely paid on time and can be owed up to 3 months pay at any one time. VSO also use the ICS’s (18-25 year old volunteers) to run informal schools to support reading and writing.”