Twenty-five other volunteers and I are working to change this reality by getting books into the hands of children and other interested community members. We're working with the non-profit organization Books for Africa to send 22,000 French books to communities across the country. We will share these books to create new libraries and expand existing ones.The books will range from children’s reading books to high school textbooks. My community library will allow residents to check-out library books for the first time in their lives and host a reading room. Our library will partner with the local literacy advocacy group to makes books accessible to the most community members possible.
For transportation costs, we need to raise $20,000. Obviously, that’s
a lot of money, but essentially it is less than $1 per book. We can’t
find a better deal than that. Our local communities have shown their
dedication to the project by agreeing to raise $5,000 themselves to
cover port expenses and in-country transportation.
If you’re interested in helping our project, you can go to our project
page on Books for Africa’s website here
Thank you so much for your time and support. Together, we can greatly
impact education in Guinea and help foster a love of reading.
|My lil bro and I|