Chanute lady collecting books, propagandize reserve for Africa children

April 8, 2017 - School Supplies


Tribune reporter

A Chanute-area traveler is collecting donations of children’s books to take on safari in Africa.

Michelle Compton of Chanute will transport to Africa subsequent month and is seeking donations of children’s books from design to immature adult books. She skeleton to learn English to children of a Maasai clan in Kenya during partial of May.

“I was only going to go on safari,” she said.

Compton, who graduated from Parsons High School in 2009, pronounced she wanted to revisit Africa given she initial saw “The Lion King.”

“Disney busted me,” she said. From a charcterised feature, she went on to examination documentaries about a enlightenment and environment.

“This has only been a snowball effect,” she said.

She perceived an Associate’s grade from Labette Community College and is operative online towards a bachelor’s degree, though is not nonetheless staid in a career so Compton motionless now was a time to perform her dream.

She also wants to assistance people there, so she done arrangements by a classification Advance Africa, that arranges for people to work in women’s shelters or during encampment schools training English, Christian education, science, math or amicable studies.

“You’re authorised to choose,” Compton said.

But she does not know where she will be sent. The Maasai are widespread opposite Kenya and Tanzania.

Safari literally means “journey” in Swahili, Compton said, and is no longer a stereotypical big-game hunter who shoots an elephant in his pajamas.

“No one unequivocally does that any more,” she said. The complicated classify is of a organisation of people in a jeep holding pictures.

“The internal people only adore it,” Compton said. “They consider it’s funny.”

She pronounced she is perplexing to collect a accumulation of books. She would like to have adequate for one for any child and if there are too many, she pronounced she will present them to a library or school.

Anyone who wants to present new or gently-used books can hit Compton during (620) 902-5063 and she will arrange a assembly place to collect adult a books. She also will accept money donations to assistance with a travel, and also is collecting propagandize supplies.

She pronounced she will leave a initial or second week of May, spend a week or dual on safari and lapse a initial week of June.

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