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Book Aid Team Visits

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th May 2001 03:00 AM

THREE officials from Book Aid International (BAI) will visit for two weeks, starting Tuesday, to gather information on education, library development and publishing.

THREE officials from Book Aid International (BAI) will visit for two weeks, starting Tuesday, to gather information on education, library development and publishing.

By Vision Reporter THREE officials from Book Aid International (BAI) will visit for two weeks, starting Tuesday, to gather information on education, library development and publishing. The team will visit libraries and publishing houses countrywide, to assess the extent and effectiveness of the distribution network in Uganda in relation to BAI objectives. BAI is a non-political, independent non-governmental organisation with its head office in London. It was set up in 1954 by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, in response to the book shortage she witnessed in the Bahamas. It works with organisations in developing countries to support literacy, education, training and publishing initiatives. The organisation meets requests for books in all subjects and makes use of surplus books in the United Kingdom from publishers, schools, universities, libraries and individuals. It also acquires funds to purchase books published in Africa, as well as titles published in the UK which are on high demand. BAI beneficiaries include the university libraries at Makerere, Mbarara, Mukono and Kyambogo, training colleges all over the country, schools, public libraries, hospitals and refugee settlement camps as well as some publishers including Fountain Publishers and FEMRITE. Ends

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