Record Details

NGOBook Aid International
AddressBook Aid International, 39-41 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 9NR
Telephone020 77333577
Emailinfo@bookaid.org
Websitewww.bookaid.org
Background InformationBook Aid International is a charity providing books to the developing world. It was founded by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, wife of the Governor General of the Bahamas. Aware of the shortage of books amongst Bahamian children, she began to distribute books donated from sources in the UK. Lady Ranfurly was then persuaded by the UK Colonial Secretary, Alan Lennox-Boyd, to extend the operation to the wider developing world. In 2004, Book Aid International distributed over 675,000 books. The current name was adopted in 1994. Source: www.bookaid.org
Year Created1954
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesRanfurly Library Service (1954-1994)
Related Organisations
KeywordsEducation; International development and humanitarian aid.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 12:33:39

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