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The Pelican Post
The Pelican Post


Why we need your help

Help us to publish 3,000 copies of Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne (Walker Books) as a bilingual edition in Fante and English for distribution throughout the Elmina District of Ghana. This innovative and exciting project will provide children with books in their local languages, something they currently have little access to. 

Handas Surprise

The money raised will fund the translation into Fante, the design of a bilingual edition (Fante and English), printing and shipping costs, and finally distribution into schools. Thanks to our fabulous friends at Walker Books, we are able to offer all sorts of appealing rewards if you are able to contribute to our cause

Alexander McCall Smith talks #ProjectKALA

Watch him speak here... 

"I think this scheme is wonderful and I am very keen to support this. What is also very appealing about the Pelican Post is that I think it is rather nice for children to be able to read stories that they can identify with."  Alexander McCall Smith, Author 

Why are we fundraising?

The Pelican Post has always believed in personalising donations which is how we started with our Pelican Postbox. It allows the donor to know exactly where their book is going and allows the receiver to know who sent it. As is all about bringing people together to make a big difference, this is the perfect platform to extend our concept even further.

To continue with the Pelican Postbox theme, we will be incorporating the names of many donors on the inside of the books to serve as both a reminder of how we are all connected and can make a difference and to further illustrate to those children reading the books how important reading is to so many people.

The Pelican Post

The Pelican Post is a UK-based charity run by a group of part-time volunteers and book lovers. Working with numerous charity and publishing partners, we are dedicated to delivering brand new class sets of appropriate fiction to schools throughout Africa so that teachers can practise shared classroom reading and children can discover the joy of books. We believe storytelling in classrooms is not only key to improving literacy uptake rates and driving down poverty, but is also essential in developing a child's imagination, aspirations and sense of self-worth.

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Jan 25, 2016

Ben Valentin

What a great cause - I wish you every success with it.

(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Dec 17, 2015

Ettington Primary School

Brilliant fundraising at Ettington Primary School has made this amazing total.

(plus 42.52 giftaid)

Dec 17, 2015

Walker Books Employees

Thank you to Pelican Post for this fantastic project from all of Walker Books employees! It's great to see what social impact the translation of our children?s books can have. Thank you!


Dec 14, 2015

Ettington Pre-School

Thanks to a fabulous effort from Ettington Pre-School for supporting this great cause.

(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Dec 01, 2015

All the best!


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