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BISEE Books is a charity which aims to inspire a love of reading in disadvantaged schoolchildren in Ecuador. It was set up in memory of Sarah Howard 26, Indira Swann, 18, Emily Sadler, 19, Elizabeth Pincock, 19, and Rebecca Logie, 19, who were travelling in Ecuador when their coach struck a lorry loaded with sand on the 12th April 2008. The name takes the first letter of each girl’s first name: Becci, Indira, Sarah, Emily and Elizabeth. BISEE Books was officially launched in April 2009, with a visit to Ecuador by the families of the five girls one year on from the accident. Five schools had their own library created in the girls’ names. Since then, with thanks to the tremendous support of family, friends and other people moved by the cause, funds have been raised to purchase the BISEE Book Bus, which has been working in rural communities in Ecuador since March 2010. The BISEE Book Bus is stocked with books, materials and volunteers, and travels from school to school working directly with those children most in need of our help. Many of the children who work with the bus live in extreme poverty. They work with their parents after school and at weekends, with their livestock on the land, or selling what they can in the local markets. These children cannot imagine a future different to that of their parents. The only way out of poverty for them is education, and if the BISEE Book Bus can inspire some of them through reading, we can really make a difference to their futures. BISEE Books is a registered charity with the charities commission (registered charity number 1151664). The fund is exclusively for the development of the literacy project in Ecuador which is a cornerstone of the memorial to the five girls who died and the eight survivors of the 12th April 2008 coach crash.

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