Part of improving education in Senegal this gift is a real page-turner! School textbooks are a fundamental part of education. Many schools in Senegal lack basic resources like these to help pupils learn. Through UNICEF you can give 300 books at a time, which shows how far your gift for your teacher can go.
Sending some books to Africa or Asia could make a huge difference.
Literacy remains a major barrier to the development of African countries. Despite the progress achieved since 1990, the absolute number of African adults who cannot read or write has increased to 136 million.
The average literacy rate in Sub-Saharan Africa is around 50 per cent for women and 70 per cent for men.
Literacy policies in Africa are diverse, but they commonly suffer from a lack of financial, material and human resources, which is why sending books is so important.
So forget computer-based learning, millions of children (and their teachers!) around the world would be happy with a book or two… or twelve or forty. How about some off-the-shelf help?
You can send books through World Vision (click here) and with UNICEF (click here) and the great news is that you can send books as a gift on someone else's behalf. It can all be done quickly and easily online - just visit their websites.