Beverly Williams with some of the students and staff at the Gandaki Public Boarding School in Kathmandu

Local organization supporting literacy in Nepal

A local organization is making waves in the world of international literacy this week

A local organization is making waves in the world of international literacy this week as they donated a number of books to a boarding school in Nepal.

The Friends of the Sylvan Lake Library, assisted by Sylvan Lake Library staff, put together a large number of books that were donated to the Gandaki Public Boarding School in Kathmandu,Nepal. Along with a large bag of school supplies donated by Rob Reelie of Red Deer, Beverly Williams, also of Red Deer, transported the books to the school on Monday, April 18th.

Williams took the books and supplies with her as luggage on the plane so there would be no shipping charges.

The Gandaki School where the books will now be housed was one of the locations that sheltered people during the earthquake in Nepal last April. Williams herself was in Nepal at the time of the earthquake.

The school is one in Kathmandu provides English language education as a major portion of its curriculum.

Chair of the Friends of Sylvan Lake Library Committee, Peter Mielke, explained they were proud to be able to support not only literacy in their hometown, but also on an international scale.

“Reading is important, no matter where you are in the world,” said Mielke. “To be able to provide books to students who may not have access to them otherwise and to be able to provide that opportunity is welcome.”

The Friends of the Sylvan Lake Library are currently accepting book donations for their annual book sale on Saturday June 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds from the annual sale will go towards unbudgeted costs the Library may incur. In past years the funds were used to purchase additional furnishings following renovations. Book donations may be dropped of at theLibrary any day before the sale.

The committee also wished to extend the opportunity for volunteers to become involved with the book sale. Volunteers may contact Gail at 403 887 5688. In addition, Friends of the SylvanLibrary are always welcome to new members. Those wishing to be involved may contact Peter at 403 887 3226.

Editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstorm captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Sylvan Lake fiddler says performing at Canada Games an amazing experience

Brianna Lizotte performed with three drummers during a segment of the Opening Ceremonies

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake Atom C Lakers end season on low note

The Lakers played their final home game of the season, Feb. 16.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Ponoka host to Bayer Crop Science seed innovations trade show

The company held a trade show with seed crop science industry partners at the ag event centre

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dies at 77

Tork, Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith formed the made-for-television rock band

Lacombe welcomes ‘Napalm Girl’ to discuss journey from hatred to forgiveness

Latest Herr Lecture to feature Kim Phuc Phan Thi at LMC

Millennial men least likely to have a family doctor: Statistics Canada

Report found more women have primary care physicians, compared with men

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Boxers claim two silver medals for Alberta in wild night

Cole Brander of Edmonton fought for the gold medal against Avery Martin-Duval of Quebec

Most Read