Dear Friends,
There is a strong drive to improve the book stock in the University of Juba Library.

The University, will in principle, support the proposed College of Nursing and Midwifery Education in Southern Sudan and as such materials to support Nurses and midwives will be welcome. A College of Nursing and midwifery to award Diplomas is in advanced stages of development.

the BOOKSFORSUDAN project in finally starting!

For those not familiar with it, we are sending a 40ft container of academic books to Juba University. The initiative is sustained by students on a voluntary basis, at SOAS and Kingston college in London, in agreement with Juba University Library, just reopened after the civil war.

Books are donated for free, from publishing houses, research institutions, NGOs and private donors. you will find all information in the attachments. We need more books.

Please helps us with

donation of books,
contacts with publishing houses,
money (or a grant),
share this email.

The cost of the operation is minimum in relation to its impact!

The container will be @ SOAS, London, for two months.

Books for Sudan Project
BSP – Give books a second chance!
BooksforSudan Project is part of UK organization Books for Sierra Leone and Sudan, supported by students on a voluntary basis. It aims to support libraries and to encourage research and collaboration among universities in the UK, Sudan and Sierra Leone. It collects new books for free from publishing
houses, universities, research institutions and private citizens.

First goal: to send a 40ft container of academic books to Juba University

The condition of Juba University is very poor; the library was closed in 1985 due to the war and has just reopened, but only old books are available. The Library is the heart of the University; its state is an indicator of the life of the institution itself. This project seeks support to overcome the lack of books at Juba University Library and support University research capacity, hence strengthening the civil transformation of southern Sudan society.

• TIME: now! Shipment end of March 2010

• CONTAINER @ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

donation of money @ Lloyds TSB,Account n.:4510461,Sort code:309477,Reference:BSP

More Information: Benedetta De Alessi With SOAS Student Union

Donors at present: Prof. Peter Woodward collection, Nobel Peace Library Oslo, Thomas Reuters, Prof. Stephen Chan, Prof. Frank Rhodes, ICG, Christian Aid, ODI, Durham University Library, LSE social science library, Roape, Chatham House, BPP, Frank and Carol Rhodes, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Solicitors Indemnity Fund, John Udal, Legal and Professional Claims Limited, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Thanks to: Prof. Romani Prodi, Bergen University – Julap project, Tank Gallery, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Silvia Macchetto, Dalia Haj Omar, Sudan Studies UK society, SOAS Center for African Studies

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