September 22, 2020

Story Time for the Kids of Kenya

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (June 22, 2012): Books & Books is using its popular Story Time series to help raise awareness and funds for local non-profit organisation Thousand Little Pairs of Shoes (TPLS). Families with youngsters up to age eight are invited to a morning of stories, crafts and charity on Saturday 30 June from 10:30am at Books & Books in Camana Bay. After enjoying some African tales, kids can make a friendship bracelet and decorate a card for a Kenyan child. Breakfast snacks from Black Trumpet Gourmet Delicatessen will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit TPLS’ upcoming mission to Kenya.

About Thousand Pairs of Little Shoes

In September 2009, local bartender Renata Kecskes signed up for a volunteer programme to teach English in a tiny village in northeast Kenya. It was her first visit to Africa and she was shocked that her little students—some as young as three—had to walk many miles over harsh terrain to receive an education. None wore shoes—their families could not afford them—and Renata learned that the open sores on their bare feet were prone to infection by soil-transmitted parasites, causing everything from worms and anaemia to stunted physical and cognitive development.

Upon returning to Cayman, Renata founded TPLS. She began recruiting volunteers, raising funds and sourcing brand new shoes from China for $1.50 per pair. Over the past few years, TPLS has delivered approximately 6,000 pairs of shoes, and with a new mission scheduled for August, Renata hopes to personally deliver another 3,000 pairs to her friends in Kenya.

For more information and to learn how you can help, please visit www.tplskenya.com.

About the Books & Books Story Time Series

Books & Books offers free children’s storytelling on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30am. These popular community events provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to instil a love of reading in their children. On Wednesdays, toddlers up to age four can enjoy storytelling and sing along to their favourite songs, and on Saturdays, kids ages five to eight can enjoy storytelling and get creative with a craft.

For up to date information on all Books & Books events in Grand Cayman, visit www.booksandbooks.com, like Books & Books (Cayman) on Facebook and follow @BooksandBooksKY on Twitter.

  • • Books & Books in Grand Cayman is located in the Town Centre of Camana Bay, at 45 Market Street, where it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The store number is 345-640-2665.

 

 

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