IEC Hearts for Arts Foundation

IEC Hearts for Arts Foundation
Clement Liew: Librarian of SK Moyog
Linda Daisy Ginanjan Moe receives books and Library Guidelines from Clement

Book Reach

United World College (E campus) and Tanglin Trust School, Singapore, managed to send a healthy consignment of Primary books in 96 boxes to Sabah. Many thanks go to Barbara Reid and Janine Murphy, as this was a difficult time of adjusting to the constraints caused by the pandemic. These boxes are now with the Pearl Rotary Club, waiting for the commencement of their Book Corner Programme. Book Reach is happy and privileged to be a part of this English language promotion project. Details of the programme content will be in our next report.

29 boxes came to Book Reach from Nexus International School and Alice Smith School, KL. Thank you to Matthew Scott and Alison Lyford for boxing their discarded books at this difficult time. This consignment, arriving at the end of the year, was received gratefully by SK Moyog and SK Kipovo. Both school libraries had received a modest collection three years ago and so now their libraries are well stocked and ready to go, as soon as the pandemic allows.

As Malaysia has been one of the worst countries to suffer from lost school days, we hope that books arriving from our generous donor schools will help to fire up renewed enthusiasm for reading that may have been lost.

Doreen with Bernard Chang

Within the last twelve months Book Reach has been waiting for our donor schools to refind their schedules to disperse their discarded stock of library books. Although some of the International schools have found other channels for these books e.g orphanages – over this difficult time, we are assured that our partnership will continue and in Sabah more schools will become beneficiaries. Bernard Chang, our reliable freight agent in Kuala Lumpur, has told us that freight from Kuala Lumpur to Sabah will continue to be hassle-free.

Doreen will be leaving Malaysia at the end of 2021, but it is with great pleasure that Book Reach is able to announce that Jasmine Leong of IEC has agreed to continue the invaluable work of increasing the quality and effectiveness of school libraries in Sabah.

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