Connect Books helps educate children in Mumbai

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Bertrams has provided much-needed educational resources to an orphanage in Mumbai.

Sanjavi Girl’s Home in Mumbai was set up by VOICE, a charitable organisation that cares for vulnerable, neglected and underprivileged children. With the help of several members of staff at Bertrams, a total of eight boxes of academic, vocational and fictional books were donated to the home to help achieve their goal of taking young children off the streets and giving them a welcoming place to live.

The orphanage currently houses 35 girls aged 5-18 and provides free education, food, clothing and health services, however they are dependent on donations in order to keep the home running. The donated books mean so much to the residents and staff at the orphanage as, without them, they would continue to lack the resources they need to educate the girls.

Connect Books Managing Director Justin Adams was keen to help VOICE with their efforts and understood the importance and value in sending the books.

Mayra Johnson, a volunteer at the orphanage was overjoyed with the donation: “Today was a very special day for us – we have received lots of interesting books from Bertrams in the UK and we are truly enjoying each and every one of them – thank you!”

The connection with the orphanage was established after a member of staff from Connect Books met the founder while taking part in a charity run in Sri Lanka. She explains: “Staff at Sanjavi are teaching life skills as well as academics, helping the girls understand the world, how to manage money and live independently.”

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