Ambitious plans for Book Aid

<p>Book Aid International&#39;s director Clive Nettleton announced plans to raise a record &pound;5m over the next three years at an event held by the charity at the London Review Bookshop on Monday (8th September).</p><p>Nettleton said Book Aid intends to increase the number of books it sends overseas from 500,000 per year to 750,000 within two years. </p><p>The charity&#39;s new strategy also includes increased support for public, community and educational libraries in sub-Saharan Africa, and backing for improvements to primary education in the region. Harriet Miyato, programme co-ordinator for the NGO Zambia Open Community Schools, travelled to the UK to speak at the event. </p><p>Novelist Sebastian Faulks also paid tribute to the work done by Book Aid.<br /></p>