Please meet Viola, our new Program Coordinator

I am passionate about quality education and with almost 10 years’ experience working for the largest global publishing organization, United Bible Societies, I am excited about my new role as Program Coordinator for blue Tree Group.

The blueTree Group team wishes you Happy Holidays. Though celebrated in different ways, in many places of the world this is a festive time. Therefore the offices of blueTree Group will be closed as of December 24 until January 2, 2019. 

 

A day in the life of blueTree Group consultant Maureen Ochako

I just land in Kotoka International Airport, Ghana, Land of Cocoa. My contact person is waiting to take me to one of the printers. He is one of the nicest, warmest person I've met in a zillion years (let's assume I am a zillion and two years old today).

It's the time of the year again: the children are going back to school!

This means 'rush hour' for all the educational projects supplying millions of textbooks, teacher guides and supplementary reading materials.

Careful planning is the key to survival in these busy times

The blueTree Group team is active on multiple fronts in Sub Saharan Africa:

Maureen is currently on the road with our Malawian logistical expert, Wilson Kamanga, to monitor the sorting, packing and labelling of books in Blantyre.  

This week Roel and Maureen of blueTree Group are attending the 5th CIES conference. Every year they chose exciting locations (Puerto Rico, Toronto, Washington, Vancouver) and this year it will be held in Atlanta. If you have time for a cup of coffee, that would be great. We hope to meet you!

January is always an exciting month. A fresh start of a new year, full of plans to reach your goals. Our ultimate goal is to assist in the development of a sustainable book chain and to upgrade local print facilities, giving the other 90 per cent of the children in developing countries access to school books.

The team of blueTree Group wishes you Happy Holidays. Though celebrated in different ways, in many places of the world this is a festive time. Therefore the offices of blueTree Group will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

blueTree Group has been very active in Malawi on a couple of exciting fronts:

Roel & Maureen both traveled twice to provide desktop publishing, print procurement and distribution support

Maureen is assisting the Track and Trace pilot in Malawi and is currently in the field monitoring books in schools.

From 30 June until 2 July, Roel traveled to Malawi to provide Technical Assistance to the USAID funded MERIT program. The primary objective is to support MERIT and the Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) in the design of early grade reading materials, with special attention to cost-efficiency and ‘maximum reading output’.