A new charity has been set up to help combat educational inequality and provide books to schools that need them.
Books2All will work via an app which will allow book donors to sign up and donate books to the schools and students that need them.
CEO, Arnav Rawat, based in Croxley, said that a recent study showed that one in eight schools do not have a library and that Books2All will help to provide books to those schools in need.
He said: “It is a newly found charity that aims to reduce educational inequality in the UK and the way we aim to do this is by building and providing an app which links book donators – people who have a surplus amount of books they don’t use anymore – to schools in need.
“There is a real need for this because a lot of schools do not have libraries or books to provide to their children.”
Arnav added that having several opportunities during his education, made him realise that these opportunities should be available to all.
He said: “I have really seen what opportunities are going to those places gives you and I can see that not everyone gets those opportunities and I don’t think that’s fair”
Arnav said that everyone can get involved and become a book donor, even if you only want to donate one book.
He said: “Once the app is released people can sign up as book donors no matter how few or many books you have, and we will provide them to local schools.”
The pilot schemes will be launched initially in Greater London and Greater Manchester, with the hopes that the scheme will be rolled out nationwide mid next year.
For more information go to books2all.co.uk.
Picture credit: Books2All