Posted May 13th
Every 2 weeks or so, we put a new blog on this site but we don’t often get much in the way of feedback, especially since we had to block the ‘allow comments & feedback’ box due to spam, (yes – not only email inboxes but apparently websites also receive spam messages!)
It was therefore very encouraging to receive a message sent from our ‘contact’ page, asking if we would be interested in receiving library books & text books from Australian school libraries! Jim, a recently retired high school teacher in New South Wales, felt burdened that a lot of good books were getting thrown out in order to be replaced by digital media. He found us on the internet & proposed collecting books from different schools in the area & shipping them over to Fiji on a regular basis.
Naturally, we were delighted & gave suggestions regarding shipping. Many thanks both to Jim & to O’Brien Customs & Clearance in Sydney that agreed to transport the books to Fiji free of charge.
In Fiji also, there were some hurdles to cross regarding storage & local transport costs, as well as Customs duty, but we are very thankful to Export Freight Services and Williams & Gosling for waiving all these charges.