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Diary of a Shipping Clerk - Volume 1 (Paperback)

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A memoir documenting a rollercoaster ride of ups, downs, difficulties, disasters, stresses and successes in the work of a former teacher with a dream to transform classrooms all over the world.

In this diary - with great good humour and with present-day observations made with hindsight - David Miles-Hanschell documents tireless efforts to improve lives.

Hurricane Ivan struck the island of Grenada in the West Indies on Tuesday, 7 September 2004, causing widespread destruction. As well as creating devastation to individual lives, the category three storm wrecked power lines, healthcare, agriculture, and business from tourism - and only two of the country's 75 public schools remained undamaged.

Volume One of The Diary of a Shipping Clerk gives an account of David Miles-Hanschell's first endeavours to deliver ocean freight containers of salvaged, fit-for-purpose, surplus-to-requirements educational resources to three Grenada Government Schools (Grand Roy, Calliste and St Paul's) that had been devastated by the hurricane. David soon discovered that this was just a "tiny drop in the bucket of need", and so was determined to see if he could organise more shipments to the island's schools.

Thus began several years of dedication - aided by countless individuals - to transporting unwanted but useable school supplies from Scotland to schools all over the world desperate for such items.

His work has transformed numerous classrooms in many countries over the years.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781739142605
ISBN-10: 1739142608
Publisher: David Miles-Hanschell
Publication Date: September 25th, 2022
Pages: 370
Language: English