School donates textbooks to help communities in Kenya

Dr Lenka McAlinden, of Just be a Child, accepted Stanborough School's donation of textbooks from Gemini Shah

Dr Lenka McAlinden (left), of Just be a Child, accepted Stanborough School's donation of textbooks from Gemini Shah (right) - Credit: Stanborough School

A Welwyn Garden City school has gathered approximately 500 textbooks to help underprivileged children and young adults in Kenya.

Stanborough School is working with charity 'Just be a Child', which supports Kenyan children through various projects, including building playgrounds and transforming shipping containers into libraries, where donated textbooks can be a great help.

Gemini Shah, the school's senior science technician, gathered textbooks ranging from Year 7 to A-level, with the bulk coming from GCSE level. Revision books from each examination board were used to provide the maximum amount of resources.

Headteacher Merry John said: "We are very pleased to be supporting this very worthwhile cause. 

"It is fantastic to see how curriculum resources and textbooks can make such a big difference to communities and children in Kenya.

"We hope to continue to link with Just be a Child in the future."