Organizing the First Wave of Books

I’d like to thank all of the students and faculty who volunteered their time this evening to sort through and pack the first wave of books that we hope to ship to Mzuzu University in the near future. The pictures below capture our evening’s activities.

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Darien Book Aid Donations

We would like to thank Darien Book Aid for their kind donation of several boxes of books to the Mzuni Library Initiative. We would particularly like to thank the volunteer who took the time to select books that align well with the needs of Mzuzu University.

In one of the images below, Hayden Boyd (President of the Malawi Education and Children’s Welfare Foundation) is standing behind a number of the books we have received from Darien Book Aid.

Help Mzuni via “Amazon Smile”

If you already shop on Amazon and would like to support the Mzuni Library Initiative, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose the Malawi Education and Children’s Welfare Foundation as your charity of choice.

How it Works

1. Visit smile.amazon.com.

2. Sign in and Choose Your Charity. We have registered the “Malawi Education and Children’s Welfare Foundation” with Amazon so please search for us.  We recommend you enter “Malawi” in the search box and scroll down until you see the name of the foundation. Once you have selected the foundation, you should receive an email confirmation from Amazon.

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4. Begin shopping. After selecting the foundation, everything else functions the same. For each product you purchase via Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Malawi Education and Children’s Welfare Foundation.

5. Share with your friends. After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on Amazon Smile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or via email.

For more information about Amazon Smile click here.

Donations Have Started Arriving

We would like to thank Radford University’s School of Communication for making a significant donation of several hundred books to the new Mzuni library. We would also like to thank Dr. Benjamin Corl (VT Dairy Sciences) and Matt Bender and Hunter McClelland (VT PhD Engineering Students) for also making book donations. The image below documents the start of Mzuni’s new library.

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Phil, Luke, and Ashley (VT graduate volunteers)