A Peterhead publishing firm is making final preparations for a very special 7,820 mile visit to Bali later this year.
Olida Publishing has joined up with author Sam Wilding to help the East Bali Poverty Project which aims to provide help and education to the people of Bali in order for them to look after themselves in the future.
Olida is just a small north-east publisher trying to good here and across the world and with this project we hope to get the kids to run with their imaginations.Allan Sneddon of Olida Publishing
Sam has created five popular picture-books for children featuring two sister mice Tiffy and Toffy.
The books encourage children to count various images found throughout the story and have proved to be a huge hit with schools as they help youngsters with their literacy and numeracy skills.
As part of the East Bali Poverty Project, Sam will take copies of the book over for the children to read, before asking them to create their own stories for Tiffy and Toffy - however they will focus on how they can improve their sanitation and nutrition instead.
After the books are created it is hoped they can be published and distributed around Bali to help children learn in the future .
Allan Sneddon of Olida Publishing said: “This is a trip that Sam and I have funded ourselves and we have managed to link up with a school in Dunbartonshire so we can tell them about how the children in Bali learn.
“While we are in Bali we can tell the children there how the pupils at our Scottish school learn and we are also looking to set up a live link so the two schools can talk to each oher while we are away.”
Allan added: “Olida is just a small north-east publisher trying to good here and across the world and with this project we hope to get the kids to run with their imaginations.”
Sam and Allan are heading out to Bali on Friday, May 15, and plan to return in June.
Allan continued: “Once we come back from Bali that’s not the end, we will continue with this project with various schools and we will focus on other topics such as wildlife, art and religion.”