A teacher, originally from Wales but who now lives in Amiens, is hoping to stock a small library with books that has been built in a Calais refugee camp.
Mary JOnes said that she wanted to do more than just bring things to the camp, so decided to work on filling the shelves of a small library that has recently been created.
“We’ve only just set the library up and it’s been fascinating to see what people are asking for — short stories and poetry, for example — but we need Pashto-French dictionaries, Pashto-English dictionaries, Eritrean dictionaries, books in native languages. I’m planning to get in touch with the Open University to see if they have anything. Eventually, I would like the migrants to run it themselves, so that they don’t need me.”
Anyone wishing to offer support can contact Mary Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org