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Inspired by a meeting with Gregg Dreise, where we learnt about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in Australia and their various projects I decided I needed to do something for literacy for my mother’s homeland Papua New Guinea.
I decided to run a non profit book drive to send some copies of Magic Fish Dreaming, via local charities that deliver them, to Papua New Guinea. In this way I hoped to cover my cost price only, and effectively donate the profit on these books to charity.
I wanted to do this so that rather than sending second hand books, that might not be culturally appropriate I could send a brand new book, from my heart to the heart of Papua New Guinea.
I wanted to do something to assist literacy to assist the children in my Mekeo mother’s homeland.
I had a feeling that if I asked my friends, they would want to support me in these efforts, and enable me to send more than a few.
To my amazement, so far enough for 76 books has been raised, and I am so excited to be delivering them to the charities who will then ensure these make it into schools that need them.
I will soon be sharing the names of all those assisted me to make this contribution on my social media and with the charities (as long as you give me your name) that find schools in need of these books in Papua New Guinea.
I will be making my first delivery to my first charity of choice, Books4PNGKIDS soon, but have found some other worthy people who take books into PNG schools and communities to support as well and I may look to send it to other places in the Pacific.
$8.00 AUD per book allows me to send one Magic Fish Dreaming book to PNG by covering the costs of my printing.
People can sponsor as many books as they would like, whether it be one or ten or more, it is the love with which this donation is made that matters the most.
I am now inviting overseas friends and fans to join this project to sponsor some Magic Fish Dreaming Books to go to PNG.
Please leave a note with a name and message and join us in this quest to send this beautiful book to PNG. You are welcome to email me at email@example.com
I hope to share updates of where the books end up!
Donations to this project are closed for now.
Another charity sponsorship project coming soon.