REACT Humanitarian Network


Usborne Books at Home has donated 42 boxes of books worth many hundreds of pounds to REACT

The company, which is a subsidiary of Usborne Publishing, sells award‐winning children's books at home,

toddler groups, pre‐schools, schools, libraries, clubs, fêtes, fairs and online. 

The company based in Witney in Oxfordshire offer free or discounted books to the needy with the aim of

making a real difference to literacy and learning.

Presenting the books, Maria Cooper the Senior Operations Controller of Usborne Books at Home said

“We are passionate about helping children, who may have limited or no access to books, discover the joy of reading.

Having worked with a number of charities that take books into schools and libraries around the world, we were more

than happy to support REACT when approached by Prince Osei Akowuah.”

Explaining their approach to enhancing learning, the Managing Director of Usborne Books at Home Mark Franklin said

“By bringing books directly into homes and schools, and spending time with teachers, parents and the children themselves,

we can be sure that young readers are offered the right books for them – books that they will remember and fall in love with

rather than books they have been told to read.”

Usborne Books at Home has worked alongside a number of local and international charities over its 38-year history. These
partnerships are complemented by Usborne Publishing’s policy for charitable giving internationally as well as the company’s

own charitable foundation. 

The director of REACT Prince Osei Akowuah who received the donations said REACT was most grateful because the books

will help achieve REACT’s objective of helping turn disability into ability through education. Mr Akowuah assured Usborne

Books at Home that REACT will always come back with evidence of how the donation has been put to good use and its impact

on academic excellence in the communities we operate in.

REACT’s book aid was launched in late 2018 after we identified that almost all the community schools which admitted the 

disabled children we support either have no libraries at all or had empty ones. REACT with the help of very generous organisations

and individuals have collected high quality books currently been sorted for delivery to 15 schools in Ghana.

Pictures and story by: Prince Osei Akowuah



30/10/2019 by Diyad M Hujale

REACT is doing great job; how can my rural school benefit from books to schools. My rural village is in remote parts of the Drylands of Kenya in Wajir County in a village called Jaijai Village ..where children of families who dropped out of pastoralism due to drought are schooling .

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