Lamiel Phiri, a native of Harare, Zimbabwe, connected with Trees for Life a little over ten years ago. Since that time Books for Life (the educational component of Trees for Life) has been evolved with Lamiel and the various orphanage schools that are his heart and soul. Lamiel, a man whose heart is bigger than his body when it comes to providing for the schools and its children sent the photograph of some of the students with some of their new books provided by Books for Life. In our society it is hard for us to understand how a school could even exist without books, unfortunately that too often is the case.
Lamiel writes that the orphanage schools did not originally have books and “these will continue to go a long way in giving the children the much-needed books to read and practice reading….” He closed his letter of thanks by saying, “Well the tears have dried up now and you must see the radiant smile I have for a prayer answered. I love those children and you have just unlocked one of their headaches by providing books for the children.”