“Make Waves” – Northern British Columbia to Northern Uganda!

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Tony Donovan, from the Northern Uganda Development foundation is surround by some of the 300 participants in the PG Library “Make Waves” summer reading challenge.

 

 

This newspaper picture shows the culmination of the Prince George Library “Make Waves” reading challenge.

For every book read during the challenge the library donated $1 towards the Northern Uganda Development Foundation with a goal of $2,500, which covers the cost of a new well in Uganda.

Every time a local child told library staff about a book he or she read, one marble was put in a glass jar, representing $1 towards the goal.

Children read over 4000 books for the challenge.  The library raised all the funds for a new well and are looking for sponsors to cover the 1500 plus extra books that were read.

 

Young reader helps achieve library goal

A seven-year-old boy has read 100 books during the Make Waves reading challenge at the Prince George Library.

For every book read during the challenge the library donated $1 towards the Northern Uganda Development Foundation with a goal of $2,500, which covers the cost a new well in Uganda.

Not only will $100 go into the fund because of the 100 books Euan Murray read, but he also pledged friends and neighbours to add another $250 to the coffers, putting the library over its $2,500 goal.

Every time a local child told library staff about a book he or she read, one marble was put in a glass jar, representing $1 towards the goal.

The College Heights elementary student got to put 100 marbles into the huge glass jar on Thursday afternoon, when he brought in his list of books to the Bob Harkins branch. He read many of the books, including timeless favourites by Dr. Seuss and Robert Munsch, to his three-year-old sister Sabina.

One Comment on ““Make Waves” – Northern British Columbia to Northern Uganda!”

  1. Hi Chris, Myself & a friend from PG are heading to Hope Afica in Kabale, Uganda in 2 weeks, we land in Entebbe. The goal is to help get a filteration system into the orphanage and possible a playground.
    I welcome any suggestions/advise you may want to share.
    Thank you for your time. Maxine

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