Archive for the ‘Children's stories’ Category

Many books purchased and donated at various events during the course of last year have made their way to two very grateful schools in Kenya. Hotcourses primary school is based in Nyumbani village (swahili for ‘home’) in the Kitui district of eastern Kenya, (about 3 hours drive from Nairobi).  Nyumbani stands on one thousand acres of land donated by the […]


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 […]


Earlier this year, Alexander McCall Smith, author of the highly successful book series, The No1 Ladies Detective Agency kindly took time out of his incredibly busy writing schedule to talk to Clemency Burton Hill about his life, inspiration, characters and anything else that may come up in conversation at an event in support of the Pelican Post. Image courtesy of Chris […]


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 […]


The team here at Pelican Post Towers are delighted to receive an endorsement of support fom the thought provoking and very talented author and film producer Nick Taussig.  Nick is the author of four critically acclaimed novels; love and Mayhem, Don Don,the Distinguished Assassin and Gorilla Geurrilla.   Always gripping and provocative in equal measure – one of Nicks works – Gorilla Geurrilla  was recently featured […]


Photo courtesy of the Farnham Herald (www.farnhamherald.com) Despite some clouds, rainstorms and the optimistic BBC forecast of strong hurricane tail winds(?!), the first ever kids festival – Kidsfest organised by kids for kids was  a resounding success , with several thousand visitors turning out to partake in the mayhem! The festival which was officially opened […]


A big thank you to Tina and Stephen Sommer and the rest of the team for delivering books donated from a previous Waterstones event to participating schools supported by charity – Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org).  Below, Tina recalls a very personal account of their experience delivering pelican post books…  “I have never been so overwhelmed and humbled at the […]


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


Staff from Pelican Post partner charity Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org) recently returned from a trip to the region where they delivered books donated by pelican post supporters who attended various events held last year.      They also made a trip to visit (and deliver books) to 2 remote village school communities near Lake Rana.  These village schools have a desperate shortage […]


Yet more Pelican Post books recently arrive at Ttula and Kasubi schools in Kampala, Uganda and the children didn’t waste any time in smiling for the cameras with their new glossy books 🙂 Thanks to Anisha for taking them and revealing a natural talent at photography!