Jungle Books Calais Migrant Library

Library in Calais Jungle is focal point for migrants and wants to supply vital items to make life easier: generators, gas stoves, lighting

Project aim

Library in Calais Jungle is focal point for migrants and wants to supply vital items to make life easier: generators, gas stoves, lighting

About the project

Jungle Books started as a library and school where adults and children come to read, do art, play and chat.  By spending a lot of time in the Jungle I am aware of the migrants needs and what might make their lives easier (especially as colder days and longer nights approach).  Ideally I would like to supply generators (150€ each) to as many 'neighbourhoods' as possible so they can share electricity.  I have also started supplying cooking kits comprised of gas stove and gas bottle (80€) and led inspection torches which can be hung in tents and recharged by generator (20€).  I also buy second hand shoes and jackets, groundsheets, agricultural plastic (100€ a roll).  For the school I would love to have four or five laptops to access online resources but also to help migrants to skype with family etc.