How You Can Help Fill Container with Books for Children

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Byline: Jaime Newborn jaime.newborn@dailymercury.com.au

FILLING a shipping container chock-full of books to send to children in Ghana is a project that really hits home for geo-technical and environmental engineering company Ground Environments.

Both Ground Environments managing director Edem Berdie and engineering manager Nat Dzadey moved to Australia from Ghana in 1981.

Mr Dzadey, who has lived in Mackay for three years, said personal experience had shown them how desperately books were needed in village schools.

"We identified a big need for books working in Ghana in borehole drilling," Mr Dzadey said. "In some villages, maybe five children share one textbook, and in others only the teacher can have a textbook, and the rest of the class must follow.

"So in Ghana when we used to go to villages to drill for water, the business started to also bring books every time."

Now, Ground Environments in Mackay has made the decision to do the same thing. …