Archive - June 30, 2022

RPCV Teacher Works to Send 30,000 Books to Zambia

RPCV Teacher Works to Send 30,000 Books to Zambia

QUINCY – A classroom at Atlantic Middle School in Quincy and two residential garages are home to about 30,000 to 35,000 books waiting to be donated to a school in Zambia. Books 4 Zambia co-founders Holly Rendle, a middle school English teacher, and her husband, Walter Cowham, have sent supplies to the African country several times over the last two decades under the name Project Zambia. With their new organization, Rendle and others are fundraising to reach their goal of $ 10,750 by Friday, July 1, to ship the thousands of books and other supplies to the Siankaba School. “It means everything,” Rendle said. “It’s the truest act of just altruism.” From the Peace Corps to Quincy schools Rendle was a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia in 1996 and, upon returning to Quincy in 1998, she shared stories with her students at North Quincy High School, where she taught at . . .

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