Out here, in rural northern Mozambique, poverty really does take your breath away. To equip communities to end poverty and needless suffering our work must start and end with education. However, teachers struggle with limited resources and there is very little to inspire and feed the minds of young students.
Up steps Chantal Dunbar, an author and environmental and social activist. Inspired by the work already underway, Chantal got in touch with Amy (our founder) wanting to create a series of story books and not just any books. These books will feature local children, stories and myths and, while keeping the books fun, will embed messages related to local issues such as malaria, HIV, conflicts with elephants etc. Once developed Nema will distribute them to 16 local schools (reaching 2,400 kids) as well as sell them in Guludo’s shop and beyond.
However, it’s not all signed and sealed, and this is where YOU come in - we don’t wan’t your charity but your involvement. We’ve put up a Kick-Starter page to raise the funds to develop the books. How it works is, you make a pledge, for example £40. This £40 will enable us to produce 4 books and by means of a “thank you” you will get a reward, in this case a signed copy of one of the books. The catch is that if we don’t raise the full amount we don’t get anything and you won’t need to pay a penny.