ProjectKALA - Keeping African Languages Alive

by Pelicanpost in Farnham, Hampshire

Our aim is to translate, print and distribute bilingual (English and Fante) editions of Handa's Surprise (Walker Books) to schools in Ghana

by Pelicanpost in Farnham, Hampshire

We did it
On 3rd December 2015 we successfully raised £2,855 with 44 supporters in 28 days

       Delivering a future of possibilities

                        – one book at a time

 

  

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. 

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 here: Alexander McCall Smith on #ProjectKALA

"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 Crowdfunding?

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 Crowdfunder.co.uk 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Give yourself a pat on the back and allow us to do the same! Find us on Facebook and we'll give you a mention to say thanks!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thanks for your support! Please follow Pelican Post on Facebook so we can give you a shout out and you can see how much money we raise.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Your donation is much appreciated! We would like to print your name inside our bilingual book and send you a copy. We would also love to share your generosity with the world. Like Pelican Post on Facebook so we know who you are.

£25 or more

15 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

Your donation is much appreciated! We would like to send you a signed copy of Handa's Surprise. We would also love to share your generosity with the world. Like Pelican Post on Facebook so we know who you are.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you so much for supporting #ProjectKALA. We would love to recognise this by printing your name inside our bilingual book and sending a copy to you. Please also find us on Facebook so we can share our thanks with the Pelican Post followers.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Feel the gratitude from Pelican Post! We would like print your name inside our bilingual book and wing a copy over to you. We would also like to send you a paperback from Walker Books so let us know which you would like. Don’t forget to shout about us on Facebook so we can shout about you too!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

SCHOOLS / CORPORATE PLEDGE Please thank your team for all their efforts by offering them use of our 30% discount off Walker Books. All companies and schools that raise this much money will also be named in the bilingual edition and will receive a copy.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Your pledge will make many children in Ghana very happy and we'll make you famous. We'll print your name inside our bilingual book and send you a copy. We would also like to offer you a paperback of your choice from Walker Books. All you have to do is choose it and let us know.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

SCHOOLS / CORPORATE PLEDGE Incredible work! We are delighted to have your backing. As a small token of our thanks, allow your team a Walker Books 40% discount. All companies and schools raising this much money will also be named in the bilingual edition and will receive their own copy.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Hooray for you and your incredible generosity. Allow us to print your name inside the bilingual book and send you a copy. We'll also send you a paperback from Walker Books. All you have to do is choose it and let us know.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Wow - you're amazing! And we know that many children in Ghana will think the same. Not only will your name appear inside the books we print and you will receive a copy, but we'll also arrange for you to receive a video thanks from a school in Ghana. We would also like to offer you a paperback of your choice from Walker Books. Let us know which you would like and we'll send it out to you.


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