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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April 27, 2022:  Distribution #30! 100 notebooks and 100 pencils for Salio Village.

March 22, 2022: We have a visit from friends in Bali so we delivered 100 notebooks to the school in Selpele Village and some souvenirs for the teachers.
See more photos HERE

December 2021:  We haven't been actively seeking donations or book shopping this year so to celebrate Christmas we sent cash bonuses to our teachers in Selpele and Salio so they still feel supported.
Merry Christmas from the 100 Books Project.

March 18, 2021: 101 books to Selpele village.
See more HERE

February 26, 2021: Happy 5th Birthday 100 Books Project!
Read more HERE.

December 24, 2020:  We celebrated Christmas by delivering Santa Sacks full of activity books to our friends in Selpele + Salio Villages.  
You can see more photos HERE.

November 18, 2020: We sent 60 novels to a new English library collection in Labuan Bajo.  
Read more about the project here.

October 21, 2020:  Selpele School has been renovated.
Read more HERE

March 19, 2020:  Today we went into isolation.  Stay safe, happy and healthy everyone xxx

March 17, 2020: We deliver 151 books donated by our friends in Australia to the kids in Salio Village School.  
Read more HERE.

March 13, 2020: We made puppets and performed a puppet show with our Ocean Warriors Beach School kids.  
See more photos HERE.

February 29, 2020: The 100 Books project turns FOUR.
Read more HERE.

December 25, 2019:  Merry Christmas from the 100 BOOKS project xxx

December 17, 2019:  We didn't know if we would reach 4000 books in 4 years but we smashed it!

December 4, 2019: We use up all our baggage allowance carrying 20kg of Notebooks, children's books and pencils from donors in Australia

November 19, 2019:  We take 60 ESL resources to the English Teacher at Selpele Village
See more here.

November 15, 2019: Toothbrush Distribution #1, Salio Village.  Read more HERE.

November 13, 2019: Book Tally, 3999 Books.  UNREAL

November 12, 2019: We head to Salio Village to take more books to the kids, including some made by the students of Wingham High School.  See more pictures HERE.

November 5, 2019: We pick up Toothbrushes from Zero Waste Bali’s Canggu Store ready to send to villages in West Waigeo, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

October 4, 2019: This weeks Ocean Warriors Beach School Program had us focusing on sorting trash with the students in Selpele Village.  
See more photos HERE.

September 27, 2019: As Part of our Ocean Warriors Beach school Program we talk to the kids about saying no to Plastic Bags.  We read "The Turtle and the Plastic Bag" and make origami puppets of the characters". See pictures of the class HERE.

September 19, 2019:  We launch a new fundraising campaign to get bamboo toothbrushes to our students in Selpele + Salio village, Raja Ampat.  Read about the campaign HERE.

September 13, 2019: As part of our Ocean Warriors Beach School program we made posters illustrating micro plastics in our food chain.  See more pictures HERE

September 6, 2019: We Screen the film "Pulau Plastik" for the students in Selpele Village.  See more photos HERE

September 3, 2019: Book Distribution #21. We deliver 90 notebooks + pencils to Salio Village – 1 for every student at the school. See more photos HERE

August 17, 2019: We host a massive book sale.  All proceeds will be used to purchase activity books for schools in Raja Ampat.

August 3, 2019:  Child Aid Papua Education Center is officially opened – and their library is full of books from Wingham High! See more photos HERE.

July 12, 2019: We pack up more boxes for Carries Library at Yenbuba Village in Raja Ampat, and our Trash Hero Komodo project in Flores.  Out tally, to date, is 3420 books across 8 different library projects.

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.

January 19, 2019: Two Llamas distribute 200 copies of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise to school children in Lombok.  See photos 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.

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