The Garden International School
Siobhan Roulston was the Chief Librarian of the Garden School in Kuala Lumpur. She was approached in October 2013 to contribute towards the work undertaken by Book Reach. Although the school already had a procedure in place for its used books, she did not hesitate to put the needs of Book Reach at the top of her list.
It was wonderful that Siobhan decided to come to Nepal in 2016 – to see what we do and to ‘get her hands dirty’. This is exactly what she did as she re-organised the library in G S Niketan school. Her expertise was appreciated by everyone.
Siobhan has now been replaced by Jennifer Abbott, who has kindly continued to support Book Reach. She and the secondary librarian, Sara Sheldon, have agreed to focus on the work of Book Reach in their School Book Week functions. I am particularly grateful to Nadiya for her knowledge of suitable books and the time she has spent over the allocation and boxing of books over the last 5 years.
The Alice Smith School (Primary Campus)
Since 2014, Kirsten Gallagher gave her generous support to Book Reach with the appropriate discarded books from their library. Nesa and Ayu have been invaluable with their added help. Kirsten has now been replaced by Soyke Krupa. Thank you Kirsten for your three years of support. Soyke has helped us with the logistics of collecting the boxes from all the KL donor schools. We so appreciate this extra help.
The Alice Smith School (Secondary Campus)
Mr Robert George contributed much in time and advice to Book Reach. He puts aside discarded lower secondary fiction as well as appropriate magazines and course books.
Nexus International School
The Head of Primary, Mr David Griffiths, and the Head of Libraries, Peter Rider, welcomed Doreen to their introductory meeting in 2015. Although a relatively new school, they kept the needs of Book Reach in mind and boxed up many books for the 2016 dispatch.
Peter has now left Nexus, but I was able to meet his replacement Elizabeth Brett, Matthew Scott and YaYa in March 2018. They were pleased to continue the valuable contribution that Nexus gives to our collection of books.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
Mr Thomas Abraham assures Book Reach that we remain on their list of beneficiaries for the discarded books from their Primary library.
2017 – Thank you Suji Dehart for securing a sizeable collection of primary books for us in 2016.
The British School
2017 – We are happy and grateful to add the British School to our list of donor schools. Thank you Janine Murphy for your interest in the work that we do. We are grateful to Jeremy Townsend for agreeing to continue working with us when Janine moves to Tanglin in Aug 2018.
Mount Kiara International School
Thank you Jennifer Gibson-Mills, for agreeing to donate a large collection of discarded books to Book Reach.
Mr Bernard Chang of CL GEMILANG LOGISTICS
Mr Bernard Chang has continued to be our efficient freight agent and friend in Kuala Lumpur. He has kindly stored boxes free of charge when donor schools in Kuala Lumpur have found their own storage insufficient. He has also donated coloured labels for the teachers in Nepal to use when they will be classifying the books this year. Thank you so much Bernard for your generosity.
Datuk Victor Paul
2017 – A very special thank you to Datuk Victor for his continued contributions towards the work of Book Reach.