In early 2018, Canstruct International facilitated the Murphy Family Foundation’s donation of $7000 worth of books for children and young adults to the Nauruan Community. The books were delivered to the Nauru Community Library at an event organised by Canstruct that hosted students and staff from local schools. Director of the University of South Pacific, Ms Alamanda Lauti, was presented with around 400 books by Canstruct Founding Director, Robin Murphy OAM, and Canstruct Director, Adrian Murphy.
“I am very happy to be able to gift these books to the children of Nauru and hope they enjoy many years of pleasure from reading the variety of stories now available,” said Mr Robin Murphy.
A diverse range of fictional and non-fictional books were offered across a wide range of topics and themes, including history, science, and geography, alongside modern classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars series. The books represented around fourteen different languages alongside the native Nauru language Doreein Naoero, including Somali, Farsi, Urdu, Persian and English. Canstruct employees who attended the event enjoyed delving deeply into the bundles of books alongside the children and were impressed to find a copy of The Hunger Games in Arabic. Canstruct and the Murphy Family Foundation are excited to see these books be enjoyed by the residents of Nauru for many years.