Last year, long time past member of SwIllustrators Suzy-Jane Tanner travelled to Cambodia with Viking in preparation for illustrating Karine Hagen's book Finse Explores Indochina. She was especially moved by a visit to the Viking sponsored village school near Chong Koh and the HVTO school in Siem Reap, where she met some of the children, all of whom are learning English.
On her return to the UK, Suzy contacted people she knew who wrote and illustrated children's books and has since collected more than 600 beautiful, brand-new books for children of all ages, particularly picture books. Some of the books are even signed by the author/illustrator with an encouraging message for the children.
Current members of Swillustrators were pleased to support Suzy-Jane and donated new books to her project. All the books are now on their way to Cambodia.