Apex books for Lombok

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton Apex club has collected about 20kg of books to send to students at a school in Lombok.

The books will help Australian teachers who are sent to Lombok by Apex Australia to teach English at a school in Mataram for six-month periods.

The books will be sent to the current Australian teacher posted in Lombok, offering free after-school tutoring for all students from special needs children to high school students.

Apex Southern WA regional communicator Allen Hingston said the books would be a great resource covering basic expressions equivalent to Year 6 literature.

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“Many of the students come from rural farming families and learning English is a positive step for the students to get a job and break the poverty cycle,” he said.

“In Lombok there is minimal amounts of English books because they are so expensive.

“These books we are sending will make such an amazing difference to the students and boost their English skills with the assistance from our Australian teacher.”

Mr Hingston said the books were acquired from school libraries and would otherwise go to landfill.

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