Aid International; a UK-based library development charity working in
sub-Saharan Africa to help more people discover the joy and value of reading
has donated 30, 000 books to The Gambia National Library Service Authority for
onward distribution to schools, Gambia Collage, University of The Gambia and
Director Matilda Johnson commended the donors, saying this is the first time the national library had received such magnitude of book donation.
She appealed to Gambians to be effectively using the library, saying; “I will love to see people coming here to ask for information on agriculture, read newspapers or any other areas of interest.”
Alison, a member of Book Aid International said they believed that books change lives because without them, education can hardly be possible. “We are glad to support The Gambia and we appreciate their rejoining the Commonwealth. We hope that the friendship between Gambia and Britain will continue to flourish.”