Archive for the ‘education’ 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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]