Monday, January 12, 2009

Morgan's Project - Books for Fiji

Hi, my name is Morgan Hayton I am 16 years old. I have spent my winter school holidays for two years in Fiji volunteering at local school as part of my schools mission team. We visited a very remote school that is struggling and has only handful books in the whole school, the teachers there can only dream of starting a library. Have you ever wanted to change the world? But think it is impossible because we are just one person? Me too. But then I came up with this idea. We are going to build a library together, one person, one book at a time. One person can't build a library but if everyone that gets into this group gets a book from their bookshelf (they don't have to be new) and posts it to Fiji we can do it together. We can build a library together.

Head Teacher- Laisiana Tabilai
Namara District School
Box 415
Nausori
FIJI

Please write your a small bit about yourself or family inside the cover the kids would love to know who you are and where to book came from.Look at my page from time to time and I will get some photos next year and you can see your library.

Thank you.

Roger Morris brought this project to my attention and I am sending a signed copy of The Sound of Butterflies along with a stack of children's books. It doesn't have to be a stack - just one will do. I think it's a really lovely idea, and I am fully in support of the redistribution and the sharing of words.

If you're on Facebook, you can join Morgans' group here.


On another note, I have been given this 'inspiration award' by Aspiring Writer.


Thanks Joanne! I'm supposed to pass it on to seven other bloggers but to be honest, Joanne has simultaneously given it to five of my blogger friends, so I'm just going to pass it on to my friend Marianne. It is appropriate in this post about donating books to under-privileged children as Marianne has long been an inspiration to try and make the world a better place. She is tireless in her humanitarian work, the most deserving person to give an inspiration award to.

6 comments:

Damon said...

Books for the school: will do tomorrow.

It'll be a mix of literature, poetry, kids' books.

SUSAN SONNEN said...

What a fantastic program! And thank you for the Facebook link.

Amber Lough said...

Hello, Rachael. I replied to your comment on my blog via email, but I'm not sure went through. It seems I wasn't supposed to be able to do that.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I LOVE your father's book, by the way. It was my bible while writing my little book. If you ever want to read ROHANA, just let me know. :-)

~ Amber

Laini Taylor said...

Hi Rachael! What a wonderful thing this is -- I will definitely set some books aside for the next time I'm going to the post office. What a cool 16-year-old Morgan Hayton is, wonder what the future holds for him/her!

P.S. How cool that Amber relied on your dad's book for her research! I love threads of connection like that :-)

(And as for the dancing, I wasn't sure quite what the difference was between lindy hop, swing, jitterbug, etc. I'd thought they were all separate things, but it sounds like they're very much related. So cool that you've been learning! Some day, perhaps. . . but I'm not, er, a natural talent at that sort of thing!

Laini Taylor said...

Hi Rachael! What a wonderful thing this is -- I will definitely set some books aside for the next time I'm going to the post office. What a cool 16-year-old Morgan Hayton is, wonder what the future holds for him/her!

P.S. How cool that Amber relied on your dad's book for her research! I love threads of connection like that :-)

(And as for the dancing, I wasn't sure quite what the difference was between lindy hop, swing, jitterbug, etc. I'd thought they were all separate things, but it sounds like they're very much related. So cool that you've been learning! Some day, perhaps. . . but I'm not, er, a natural talent at that sort of thing!

Marja said...

Oh how wonderful. A collegue of my goes regular to FIJI I will give along some books
Thanks