It is nothing short of amazing just how many useable school supplies such as computers, books and furniture are thrown on the skips. David Miles-Hanschell actively seeks out these supplies and re-cycles them by using containers to ship them all over the world to schools desperate for such items.
Educational supplies sent from Scotland are unloaded after arrival in Liberia.
The latest shipment of surplus educational materials organised by Bute resident and former island teacher David Hanschell has reached its destination.
David’s Surplus Educational Supplies Foundation (SESF) sent a 40-foot container from Scotland to the Liberian capital of Monrovia just before Christmas - and David, who lives in Rothesay, received confirmation this week that the unloading process had been completed.
Bute resident and former teacher David Hanschell is set to hit the road to raise awareness of his efforts to send surplus educational material from Scotland to communities hit by poverty and natural disaster in Africa and the Caribbean.
Grenada a little background. 1492 Christopher Columbus. Conception. Colonisation by the French. A turbulent history. Sugar ,Cocoa and Coffee. Slavery. A place for Poor Whites.Deracination, miscegenation and stratification. Scots and English plantocracy. The legacy and cost of colonialism. Absentee landlords and landlordism An ill- divided society. Independence, Revolution and Invasion. An island of heartbreak and happiness. Racial mix and cultural pot pourri.Frustrated ambition and unrealised potential for the majority. The fortunate few emigrate and succeed.
The tourism brochure image of illusion. Fleeting visits and superficial appreciation of a rapidly diminishing tropical paradise. Cruise ships in and out of St George’s harbour. An air –conditioned bus tour roun’ de island; and return to comfort, safety and the prospect of further opportunity.
My preferences:- Rain Forest Multiculture. Fruits and fishing .if I don’t get a migraine from the Tropical glare, it’s my ideal island; if only I could reverse the tide of history and at a stroke ,and repair the damage done to so many and on so many levels.