KARACHI - A group of Christian community has established a Book Bank Project to help the needy and poor students of the community who cannot afford to buy the new textbooks of the new academic year 2009, the spokeswoman of the project told The Nation on Tuesday. She said that Book Bank Project had been initiated first time to help the needy students of the community and people could submit the old text books of their children who have been promoted to the next classes. She said that the text books from class 1 to 10 including Cambridge School System would be submitted in the Book Bank Project which was established under the supervision of Father Edward, Parish priest, at St Patrick Cathedral, in Saddar, Karachi. The spokeswoman said that it was felt that due to the inflation in the society, the poor parents cannot afford the high prices of new textbooks and their children would suffer. Therefore, it has been decided to establish the Book Bank Project, where old textbooks would be collected for distribution among the needy students of the community, she added. She mentioned that the old textbooks should not be in torn and dilapidated condition. They should be readable and in good condition so that children could use these books to complete one year. She appealed to the parents of those children who have been promoted to next classes to submit the textbooks for needy children. The parents and children can contact, in this connection, to Father Edward, Parish priest, at St Patrick Church for submitting the textbooks in the Book Bank Project in the morning and within the school timings.