BLACKBURN based Tauheedul Charity has worked with Book Aid International to inspire and empower young readers in the developing world.

Tauheedul Charity launched a campaign on World Book Day 2014, and working in partnership with schools in the Tauheedul network, the charity raised £13,500 for the ‘School Library in a Box’ scheme.

The project provides portable libraries containing books in Swahili and English to schools in Africa that do not have a building that can house a library.

Chief Executive of Tauheedul Charity, Hamid Patel said: “At Tauheedul, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children through education. Our partnership with Book Aid International is underpinned by a vision of more children in Africa learning to read and having all the opportunities that this brings. The Zanzibar School Library in a Box programme is an example of how our partnership is enhancing the lives of thousands of children and young people.