12 / 08 / 2008
BOEING and Kenya Airways took advantage of the airline’s latest delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800 to transport 111 boxes of legal textbooks weighing over 3,400 pounds to Nairobi. A small ceremony was held at Boeing Field to commemorate the loading of the last pallets of books onto Kenya Airways’ newest Boeing jet.
Seattle University School of Law, led the donation program through an affiliate group of legal-writing professors who have taught in Africa. The group, Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law (APPEAL), organised a national book drive that was supported by some 25 law schools across the US.
“A number of US law schools have essentially managed to send a small library of law books to Africa,” said Professor Enquist. “It’s very generous for Kenya Airways to add thousands of pounds of weight to its airplane and we’re thankful to Boeing for its help in coordinating logistics.”
Marty Bentrott, vice-president of sales for the Middle East and Africa, said: “We applaud Kenya Airways and this dedicated group of Seattle University law professors for leading this effort, and we’re happy to have played a supporting role. Part of our strong record of success with airlines throughout Africa, is built on mutual trust and a commitment to actively pursue projects that bring real benefit in the countries where we do business,” he added.