The Councillor for Environment, Trini Cayuela, has unveiled "Project Book", which will run from November with the aim of collecting the maximum amount of Spanish language books for donation to developing countries and lack the resources to purchase educational and training materials.
The councilman explained that materials can be deposited collections, stories, books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. ... The neighbors will be delivered in the schools of the municipality, the Municipal Library, the Municipal Senior Center, the Center Sociocultural "The Prison", City Hall, the Sports Pavilion "Manolo Ibáñez, Center for Adult Education and the Municipal Office Paretón.
The public may begin to make their contributions at different points and then enabled to eco-park will be moved, where from November volunteers will be responsible for selecting material, grading and packaging, so that from February to be sent to Peru and Nicaragua, where in April, the NGOs in the target countries are responsible for the distribution of material received.
As a significant fact, the mayor noted that in 2007 were collected in Totana 113 boxes of material, equivalent to 4.2 tons, while in the whole region were collected 56 tons.
Cayuela stressed that the project aims to "contribute to the progress of member countries and promote sustainable development through the reuse of these books and materials."
The mayor stressed the "vital role" of volunteerism for development of these projects and encouraged residents to take part in these initiatives, since they are "a fundamental because they are responsible for selecting, sorting and packing all those books donate citizens. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana