The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair in the Ngaio Town Hall on Saturday 23 May is a chance to donate books to a worthwhile cause and also find some amazing book bargains.
The popular book fair is organised by the Blue Dragon Children’s Trust NZ, set up by a group of Wellington women to raise funds for Blue Dragon Children’s Centre in Vietnam. Blue Dragon was founded by Australian teacher Michael Brosowski in 2004 to provide education and training opportunities for children from impoverished Vietnamese families.
The book fair raises close to $13,000 every year – enough to support at least 30 Vietnamese children to go to school for a year, and buy them school uniforms, equipment and school lunches. The donation also benefits the entire organisation and its work, which includes rescuing street kids from exploitation and sexual abuse, and young people who have been trafficked to work in factories, or in brothels or forced marriages in China.
We will be collecting books, DVDs, CDs or puzzles/board games from mid April. If you have any queries, please contact Iona McNaughton (021 799 059 or email@example.com evenings only).