Archive for the ‘Children's stories’ Category

Congratulations to school teacher Madinah Kakaire,who has just won a prestigous award for her teaching skills.   Madinah teaches at one of the schools, Pelican Post supports – Ttula Primary School in Uganda.  This is her story courtesy of John Agaba at ‘The New Vision’ Newspaper, Kampala… I was lucky to find her in one of her sessions. […]


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 […]


          Nick Johnson, Founder of the Pelican Post has been  nominated for the Talk Talk Digital Hero of the Year Awards 2010 in association with Citizens Online and The Mirror Newspaper. The awards celebrate people who use digital technology to bring about positive social change, and are open to the public to decide […]


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 […]


Last Thursday saw the start of this year’s Guildford Book Festival with many of Britain’s finest authors and celebrities making an apperance at venues across Guildford over the next ten days. This year’s line up is no exception with a diverse range of authors giving talks on subject matters as diverse as gardening, cooking to poisioning, Georgian prostitution and the Goons!  Guest authors […]


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, […]


Youngsters at Chestnut Lane Infant School in Amersham were visited by Parent David Sommer who helped set up Pelican Post to hear about the ‘Pelican Post Pledge’ and how the children can help inspire their peers in Africa to discover the joy of reading.   The children read together one of the books on the reading list – […]


The Pelican Post is delighted to recieve an endorsement from the TV face of the book world – Mariella Frostrup!   Mariella Frostrup, Journalist, Radio/TV presenter, art critic and past member of the judging panel for the Booker Prize is often associated with the literary world and currently presents Sky’s ‘The Book Show’ – the only weekly programme […]