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Aussie Books for Zim seeks to improve literacy within communities, in order to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to contribute to shaping the world they live in.

At Aussie Books for Zim (ABZ) we collect new and gently used books, stationery and library furnishings and ship them to Zimbabwe to set up libraries in rural disadvantaged communities. We seek to improve literacy in disadvantaged communities—to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to help shape the world they live in.

The idea for the project emerged after the founder, Dr Alfred Chidembo, saw how many books were discarded annually in Australia. The idea of ‘turning trash into treasure’ gave birth to the ABZ project. It’s a win-win situation. Zimbabwe gets the books—a gift that keeps on giving—and Australia has a little less landfill.

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We need $16,000 to pay the shipping costs for the two containers or we will miss out on impacting over 6000 children in rural Zimbabwe.

All money raised goes toward buying a shipping container and shipping the books to Zimbabwe.

*Aussie books for Zim is legally registered as an official charity. This means we must keep financial records that correctly record all donations and enable true and fair financial statements to be prepared and to be audited, if required.

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