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Luen mielelläni kirjoja, jotka kertovat Afrikasta, Kuubasta tai New Yorkista.
I like to read books which tell about Africa, Cuba or New York.

Mieleisiä lukukokemuksia/Enjoyable reading experiences:

Tuhat loistavaa aurinkoa/A Thousand Splendid Suns
Leijapoika/The Kite Runner
Häivähdys purppuraa/Colour Purple
Geishan maailma/Memoirs of a Geisha
Pieni suklaapuoti/Chocolat
Aikamatkustajan vaimo/The Timetravellers Wife
Bonalbon musta Ruby
Minä Phoolan Devi
Hannah´s Daughters
Gangesin tytär
Mambo Kings
Paramaribon kuningatar
Valkoinen masai
The Secret Life of Bees
Leopardin silmä
Kuubalainen sydän
Ilon ja onnen tarinat
Aavikon kukka
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
The Bonesetter's Daughter
Farewell to My Concubine
Viisaan viini
Jasmiinin tuoksu/The Rice Mother
Herra Ibrahim ja Koraanin kukkaset
Purple Hibiscus
Half of a Yellow Sun
The Food of Love
Tyyntä Tangerissa/Jour de silence à Tanger

My Holiday Gift Giving Wishlist:

These are my wishes for the coming Holiday Season:

-Books for pre-school, children and teenagers at Boston Children Centre, Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya

The B.C.C project is located in the Eastland of Nairobi, Kayole at the heart of Matopeni slum. The establishment of the Centre was in response to devastating poverty experienced in Matopeni slum that leads to multitude illiteracy and school dropout of neediest orphans, destitute and children coming from poor families and was to find a way of helping the neediest orphaned children both girls and boys escape illiteracy by establishing a school for them to introduce basic education program thus inhibit the future literacy and economic wellbeing of all the children.

B.C.C serves the orphans, the poor and the disadvantaged children from Matopeni slum and the neighbouring estates, those that drop from other schools due to, lack of school fees, poverty, uniforms and other scholastic materials. The Centre supports the orphans who have lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, other causes of death and destitute children pushed to the streets due to economic constraints affecting their families.

The Boston Children Centre was started on 5th Jan 2002 by a community based organization (C.B.O) called “Boston Self Help Group”. In 2005 “Boston Self Help Group” was registered under the serial number 6310 and became a legally constituted C.B.O that continues to operate the Boston School under the corresponding laws and regulations, supervised by the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Social and Cultural Laws of the Government of Kenya.

Boston Children Centre (B.C.C) aims to provide a well-rounded free education through sponsorship for all poverty stricken orphaned children in Matopeni slum and the neighbouring estates regardles of their religion and sex, to give them opportunities to escape poverty through quality education thus having access to meaningful employment and leading fulfilling lives.

The address for the school is:

Boston Children Centre
Principal Stephen Okwaro
P.O.BOX 1068 CODE 518
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

-Sponsored child at Boston Children Centre:

Several of us Helsinki district bookcrossers have a sponsored child there. If you are interested in having a sponsored child as well, please, contact the Star of Hope.

So grateful in advance,

Happy Holiday Season!

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