Following the. huge success of our #bookstotrees campaign we have already reached our goal to fund 1,000 trees at Happy Life Children's Home in Kenya.
The tree planting is well underway at both of the Juja Farm campuses. Many of the trees being planted are now fruit trees to help provide a vital source of food under lockdown.
We're proud now to launch #bookstobooks.
With the expansion of the Happy Life schools, the team are providing education not just for the 150 kids at Happy Life, but also hundreds more from the local community. One of the most challenging things to fund is curriculum schoolbooks which are expensive to import into Kenya.
With our #bookstobooks project, we aim to fund 1,000 schoolbooks by the end of 2021. Every $50 spent on the MX Publishing website we will donate $5 (the average cost of a schoolbook) to Happy Life. Another option is you can also add a 'tip' at the shopping basket ($0.50, $1 whatever you choose) and the proceeds will go to the campaign.
In addition to schoolbooks, we're helping Happy Life build a library. You can imagine that quite a lot of Sherlock Holmes books will sneak in there!
Through the amazing support of our Sherlock Holmes fans we became a carbon positive publisher with #bookstotrees and delivered a fantastic programme for Happy Life. With #bookstobooks we aim to do even more.
One of the great ways you can support us is to share the news of our project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #bookstobooks.