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Mission:
Increase children's vision of the world and literacy in African villages and communities.
Goals:

1. Supply children’s books/reading materials to village libraries

  • Initially used children’s books in English shipped from the USA
  • Eventually purchased reference books and best books from bibliography (Goal #4)

2. Involve and assist chiefs and elders in establishing children’s libraries in villages

3. Train paraprofessionals for village children’s libraries
4. Build a bibliography of best children’s books from African, American, European, etc. authors for village children
5. Network with NGO’s working to provide children’s books and libraries
Ann Easterly packing and sorting some of the books for the container headed for Liberia.
M. T., a student volunteer, helping to pack and sort the books.
 
Twelve pallets of books waiting to be shipped to Liberia. Photo taken June 2005.
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Ghanian libries
Nigerian libries
Liberian libries
 
   
     
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