Archive for the ‘education’ Category

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 – […]


I recently received an inspiring story from our partners in Uganda; Ka Tutandike (www. katutandike. org) regarding three of the schools in Kampala which Pelican Post is currently supporting.  Working with the teachers, Ka Tutandike recently introduced a new reading competition across the schools called the 20:20 challenge.  Children receive an adhesive star against their name once they have borrowed, […]


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 […]


The Pelican Post is delighted to receive the support from Journalist, Broadcaster and TV Presenter – John Humphry’s. As well as currently presenting the BBC’s Mastermind, John is also the Founder of the “Kitchen Table Charities Trust”; a charity specifically dedicated to supporting small charitable organisations who simply do not have the resources given their […]


Beverley Naidoo, Author of  the award winning children’s story ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ and one of the participating authors of the scheme, has kindly prepared 2 video podcasts in support of the scheme. In the  first video clip, Beverley gives her thoughts on the Pelican Post  and what it is trying to achieve… In the second clip,  Beverley provides a brief summary […]


Books educate and inspire young minds, but throughout schools in Africa, books are in critical short supply. In particular, picture books and early learning story books are unheard of in many schools. The Pelican Post is a grass roots response to addressing the issue by allowing individual donors (YOU!) to make a direct contribution to […]