Archive for the ‘access to books’ Category

Recently co-founder Nick Johnson conducted an interview with fellow literary blogger Zoe Toft of Playing by the Book.  We thought supporters / readers might like to read more about the Pelican Post’s philosophy and objectives on all matters pertaining to better access to children’s fiction… Tell us a little about Pelican Post and how it differs […]


“The real gift is out of all proportion to the cost of the books.  It is wonderful for these students to know that they are not forgotten and we are all linked.” As December 2011 came to a close we at Pelican Post Towers were thrilled to receive a flurry of updates from partnering schools […]


Pelican Post has formed a partnership with the Goge Foundation to bring storybooks to schools, and pupils in Lagos, and Nigeria. This is an exciting development for both organisations because Goge Foundation has exclusive access to hundreds of schools within Lagos and its surrounding states. To mark the occasion, Tunji Akinsehinwa – Director and Trustee of the […]


This summer, the Pelican Post team were invited to feature at one of the UK’s leading music festivals – Camp Bestival – famous for its focus on family fun and laid back atmosphere.  This year’s festival was no exception with music from the likes of Blondie, Groove Armada, The Wonderstuff, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream (personal favourite) as well as a mind-boggling […]


Interview with Founders Nick Johnson and David Sommer at a recent ‘Books For Africa’ event. During the event members of the public talk about what reading means to them, and what was their favourite book as a child… 1st collector for Introducing the Pelican Post…. Follow my videos on vodpod


One of the key aims of the Pelican Post project is for each participating school to receive 20 copies of the same story so that the teachers can practice shared classroom reading and the children can read the words and enjoy the pictures together.  For many, this may in actual fact mean sharing one book […]


Today I write of a school in Kenya that recently received a number of books bought by Pelican Post followers.                 “Lawson High School” is supported by UK based Hotcourses Foundation, and the books received will make an invaluable contribution to reading classes there. Officially opened on the 2nd August 2010 by Hotcourses Founder and UK […]


It is with some disappointment that I write today to inform supporters that sadly the Pelican Post did not make it through to the final of this years Digital Hero award.  However we certainly gave it our best shot and had enormous fun promoting the scheme and the award and most importantly raising further interest and awareness […]


The Pelican Post team are excited to welcome the Kaloko Trust and two new school profiles to the scheme;  Kwesha and Kandulwe Community Schools in the Luansobe Region (copper mining area) of Zambia.  Established in 1995, The Kaloko Trust is dedicated to improving the lives of communities in rural Zambia where there is almost no government or […]


Lenny Henry, one of Britain’s best loved and most versatile performers recently took time out to offer a few words of support to the Pelican Post campaign.  Lenny who is also an important creative force behind the charity Comic Relief, which raises money to fund education, immunization and community projects throughout the world but particularly in Africa, […]