In country Victoria the Empty Bookcase posters are prominently displayed at Roz Greenwood Old & Rare Books. Roz and Marg, the owners of this lovely bookshop, are asking their customers, friends and neighbours to help turn around the life of many in South Sudan by purchasing a symbolic spine to fill the Empty Bookcases. In South Sudan 84 % of women are illiterate – and 70 % of the adult population as a whole. Something unimaginable to most of us, but this is reality for South Sudanese and something that we can and will change.
Thank you very much to Roz, Marg and their customers for making a real difference!
Customer Jane Hayes of Hamilton affixes a spine for her donation in Roz Greenwood Old and rare Bookshop, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia
Dr. Geoff Coggins of Hamilton, Victoria helps fill the poster with a donation for UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day, at Dunkeld’s Roz Greenwood Old and Rare Books in Dunkeld, in Victoria’s Western District
Leigh Coggins of Hamilton, Victoria donates a book spine for UNESCO’s literacy programme at Roz Greenwood’s Old and rare Books, Dunkeld
Cr. Paul Battista adds a donated bookspine to the poster at Roz Greenwood Old and rare Books, Dunkeld
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia’s Michael Barling adds to the fund-raising tally with his book-spine donation at Roz Greenwood Old and Rare Books in Dunkeld.
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers