Bethany Children’s Orphanage – Tirana, Albania

For just £280 and three days work, we turned a drab, disused storeroom into a light and fun reading room for the kids. We decorated and furnished the room, and bought a big collection of fantastic local books to start their new library.

UPDATE: The kids are now using the library every day and have progressed to be happily reading for over an our by themselves.

Thanks to Niek, Sanne, and Andy for helping with the decorating; the staff at the orphanage; and the Watanabe family for being such wonderful and inspiring hosts.

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