Jungle Books Calais Migrant Library

by maryjones in Calais

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

by maryjones in Calais

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On 24th September 2015 we successfully raised £5,271 with 161 supporters in 28 days

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. 

 

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