The books and supplies, sourced solely by the organization founded and led by popular writer, Bob Scott, would be donated to selected schools and hospitals in and around Bulawayo and in Mtshabezi hospital in Matabeleland South.
“Our warehouse is currently so full of books and teaching aids that we have been unable to accept any more deliveries,” revealed Scott early this week. “Everything there has been sorted, repacked, stacked and ready to ship for three months now, but the reason all these supplies are still sitting there, is that we are having an extremely difficult time raising the funding needed to ship them to Zimbabwe.”
Scott, who rose to popularity with his book – “Saving Zimbabwe; Life, Death & Hope in Africa”, said he had not been exposed to such frustration before.
“I have been involved in aid work for years and never seen fund raising so difficult. Frankly, it is really frustrating as these supplies are valued at nearly 1 million dollars and we only need $15,000 to ship them! The impact these books will make on the lives of Zimbabwe’s children is priceless. At this point I’ve run out of ideas.”
The organization has since opened an account to which well-wishers can contribute funds for the shipment of the books.Post published in: News