Hello, and welcome to the #100BOOKSproject.  

You can use the top menu and the side bar to navigate this site - read our story, check out our library and teacher support projects, see photos of the villages and communities we support, read our blog and learn all about how you can contribute to this project.

Or scroll down to our activity timeline to see what we've been up to lately - most recent posts are first!

Thank you so much for coming.

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July 1, 2019:  A boat arrives in Raja Ampat and more books are on board.  The Sea Cat is exhausted after all the unpacking.

June 19, 2019:  English Lessons start at the Atlas Pearls farm in Raja Ampat and we donate notebooks + English resources to the program.

June 3, 2019:  Another donation of books, pencils + colouring books from my wonderful parents when the visit West Waigeo, Raja Ampat.

May 17, 2019: We join Atlas Pearls and the students of Selpele Village School for their Ocean Warriors Beach School.  We clean the beach and donate a copy of "Cenderawasih Burung Tercantik" to the Beach School Library.  See more HERE

April 12, 2019: We donate 4 copies of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise to Selpele Village School as part of the Atlas Pearls Ocean Warriors Beach School

April 2, 2019: I take my brother and 50 books back to our very first school, Salio Village

March 8, 2019: Yenbuba Village receive their books, our 8th collection.  See more pictures HERE

Feb 27, 2019 : 3rd Anniversary.  We reflect on what we have achieved this year.  You can read more HERE.

December 31, 2018: End of Year Count

 November 12, 2018: Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise goes out to the Atlas Pearls remote farm sites for their education programs in village communities.

October 20,2018: We take a stack of colouring books, by request, to our first library project at Salio Village.

October 16, 2018: We use a donation from Wingham Highschool to buy Library books, activity books and Notebooks for Child Aid Papua.  Thank you Wingham High!

September 26, 2018: Running Tally

September 25, 2018: We send another box of stationary supplies and activity books to the school on Nomuka Island

September 18, 2018:  We start a new project at a school on Nomuka Island in Tonga in the South Pacific.

September 10, 2018:  Running Tally

September 9, 2018: We send 50 novels (Thank you BOOKS UP!!!) and 200 notebooks to a new library project for Trash Hero Komodo

August 3, 2018: Guests on board Silver Tip Yacht pick up a few copies of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise to distribute at nearby Arefi village.

July 13, 2018: We log out 2000th book!!  Thank you ALL!

June 8, 2018: To celebrate World Oceans Day we donate 20 copies of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise to the Books for Bali Project

June 1, 2018:  Ocean Warriors in the hands of the Trash Hero Indonesia Team!  Together we are stronger!

May 31, 2018: Ocean Warriors is with Child Aid Papua - and they are MANTA DIVING

April 27, 2018:  First distribution of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise.  Kukusan Village School

April 25, 2018: Book distribution #14 in Kukusan Village

April 10, 2018: I spot Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise being used at Raja Ampat SEA Center.

April 10, 2018: Book distribution #13 in Selpele Village, Raja Ampat.

March 14, 2018: Guests on board Salila Liveaboard came with a BIG care package. Hundreds of notebooks, pens and pencils and a big box of sporting equipment!

March 9, 2018:  Book distribution #12, Kukusan Village
We give out books written and illustrated by the students of Wingham High!

March 8, 2018: We get two beds from Salila Expeditions for the teachers house

March 5: I carry 54 books, flashcards, games and puzzles back from Melbourne donors.  
Thank you ladies!!!

February 13, 2018: We launch a new funding campaign to distribute Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise to schools in Flores and Komodo

January 30, 2018: Book Distribution #11 at Bitu Village School

January 19, 2018:  Book Distribution #10 at Kukusan Village and Sponsoring Trash Hero Komodo

December 25, 2017:  Merry Christmas from #100BOOKSproject

Running Tally: December 21, 2017

December 20, 2017:  The last of the books.
Here we have 12 notebooks, 41 activity books and 25 library books.  78 books in total, which brings us up to 1500 books since starting this project!  What a milestone.

Running Tally: December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017: We give Flori 70 more books for the Bitu Village Library

November 30, 2017: Logging Books

November 22, 2017:  We give 50 library books to Flori for the new Bitu Village Library Project

November 17, 2017: We join the Plastic Collective in providing prizes for a Trash Hero Komodo clean up

November 15, 2017: Logging Books

October 31, 2017: We take donations of household goods to the new teacher's house.

October 23, 2017: Students at Bitu Village now have notebooks and pencils.

October 20, 2017:  Pencils for our Trash Hero Komodo clean Quiz winner :)

October 19, 2017:  We send Flori off to Bitu Village with Notebooks and pencils to start our 4th library project.

October 16, 2017:  We Officially sign over the keys to the house!

October 6, 2017:  Another Trash Hero clean up...

September 29, 2017:  We sponsor our first Trash Hero Komodo clean up :)

September 10, 2017:  The house is finished - complete with bathroom!

August 17, 2017:  Wingham High School Language students make books and a donation!

August 3, 2017:  We're painting!!!

Running Tally: August 1, 2017

July 18, 2017:  These guys are working tirelessly

July 17, 2017:  The frame is on the foundations.

July 13, 2017:  Foundations are being poured.

July 12, 2017:  We take over cement for the foundations.  Framework is going up.

July 10, 2017:  Materials are transported to the village

June 20, 2017:  Construction begins

June 14, 2017:  Site survey for new teacher housing

June 8, 2017:  Packing up boxes to send to our projects in Raja Ampat.

May 26, 2017:  Ninth book distribution, Kukusan Village, Flores

May 25, 2017:  School clean and plans to refurbish a room for a library.

Running Tally: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017:  Logging Book donations

May 6, 2017:  Eighth book distribution, Selpele Village, Raja Ampat

Running Tally: April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017:  Seventh book distribution, Salio Village, Raja Ampat

April 1, 2017:  Shopping for more activity books and a teacher care package

March 6, 2017:  Another B I G book shop

Running Tally: March 4, 2017

March 3:  Preparing books for our projects in Salio and Selpele villages, Raja Ampat

February 27, 2017:  Sixth book distribution and first at Kukusan village, Library Project #3

February 1, 2017:  All the students at Kukusan Village now have a notebook and pen each.

January 31, 2017:  Shopping for books and personal supplies for the teacher at Kukusan Village

January 27, 2017:  Donations open to start new projects in Kukusan village - a library and teacher support

January 24, 2017:  School and Village visit, Dusun Kukusan, Flores

Running Tally: January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017:  Logging books from Jen all the way from Washington State (complete with love notes x)

January 16, 2017:  Book delivery

Running Tally: December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016:  Shopping for Activity Books

Running Tally: November 8, 2016

November 7, 2016:  Logging books - We have books about health and the human body, and lots more books about the ocean, nature, and taking care of our planet...

November 6, 2016:  Books on Board!!!

October 24, 2016:  We relocate to Pulau Pungu Kecil, Flores

October 21, 2016:  Book delivery to Bukit Zaiturn Church in Waisai on behalf of Pustaka Sahabat.

Running Tally:  October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016:  Fifth Book Distribution (with my parents!!!), Selepele Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Fundraising Update: October 12, 2016

Running Tally: October 10, 2016

October 9, 2016:  Kate Runs for BOOKS

October 4, 2016: Fourth Book Distribution, Salio Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Running Tally:  September 22, 2016

September 21, 2016:  THIRD BIG BOOK SHOP - activity books, by request.

Fundraising Update:  September 20, 2016

August 30, 2016:  Third Book Distribution, Selpele Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

August 23, 2016:  Second Book Distribution, Salio Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Running Tally:  August 20, 2016

Fundraising Update:  August 15, 2016

August 9, 2016:  First Book Distribution, Salio Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Running Tally:  August 8, 2016

August 2, 2016:  School and Village visit.  Selpele Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua

July 18, 2016:  The SECOND BIG BOOK SHOP

July 10:  The first shipment arrives in West Papua!

Fundraising Update:  June 20, 2016

Running Tally: May 10, 2016

Running Tally:  May 5, 2016

April 2016:  Collecting donations and BOOK SHOPPING

February 27, 2016:  The goFUNDme campaign was created

November 2015:  I visited a school in West Papua with no resources.  I asked the teachers how I could help and they asked for book.  The wheels were set in motion.

The inspiration for the #100BOOKSproject

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