Alfred Chidembo

Alfred is the driving force behind our little group. You might already know, Alfred was born and raised in Zimbabwe and went to Mavhurazi Primary for the first part of his education. The kids didn’t have any books to read there (and still don’t), and that’s what led to Alfred coming up with the idea to…

Precious Mugadza

Precious grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She started her schooling at Thomas Rudland Primary School, where she was introduced to a love of books through a mobile library that came to her school once a week. The number of books were limited, which prompted Precious to ask her parents to enroll her with the bigger…

Bessie Matambo

  Please meet Bessie Matambo, a valuable member of our little team. Bessie is quite new to Australia, she came to Sydney two years ago from New York. She’s now a RN at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Bessie is originally from Zimbabwe and remembers growing up on Mills & Boon and Barbara Cartland, James Hardley Chase,…

Do you have books to donate?

We are grateful for any books that are suitable for children. Here are the drop-off points in Wollongong: (1)    Unikids North and South (University of Wollongong) (2)    Woonona Primary School (3)    Keiraville Community Preschool (4)    Little School Preschool (Dapto) (5)    Curious Kids Early Learning Centre (Flinders) (6)    SeaView Preschool (Blackbutt)…

Spreading the word…

Nanotechnology graduate gives back to school that inspired a love of learning   Recent UOW PhD graduate Alfred Chidembo didn’t own or borrow a single book as a primary school student. Nor did any of his classmates. In fact, their school in Zimbabwe didn’t have a library.  “We never had enough books at my school….