Book box scheme launched

Books can be donated for children living in Lefkosa under a new scheme launched by a group called Tuhafiye (Novelties) which was formed by the New Cyprus Party’s Feminist Group (YKP-Fem) and Second Hand Market participants.

The group has built one wooden ”Book Box” near Haydarpasa (formerly St Catherine’s Church) where members of the public can leave books for children in the hope that it will improve their reading skills.

One of the organisers, Faika Pasa, said: ”We have made one box to begin with and hope to do more in the future in other areas of Lefkosa and maybe later in Girne.”

Ms Pasa said it was hoped that each donated book placed in the box would be picked up by passing children and would benefit their education. ”These children need all the help they can get,” she said.

”Unfortunately we aren’t able to keep track of how many books are being donated but we are hoping it will be a good enough number,” she said.

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