It took three months in transit, but Camp Lapu-lapu Elementary school is happy to report that books from Byrom Elementary School are now in the hands of the students.
The project was initiated by Philippine-based Ging Baylon of Bright Start Cebu, with the support of local Tualatin resident Marem Flores. Marem moved to Tualatin from Cebu 8 years ago. “Now the books have a second life based on the glowing smiles of the children of Cebu!” Tualatin resident Laura Stewart, volunteer librarian of Byrom Elementary School, played a big role in collecting the books. The project has created a bond between the two schools based on books and the joy of reading.