African Library Project

Rebecca's Literacy Initiative

02/01/2017 to 04/17/2017
Lawson MO

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

Rebecca's Literacy Initiative.
Welcome! This is an initiative to stomp out illiteracy 1 book, and $1 at a time!

We want to start a library in Africa because...

Let's empower the people of the world through literacy!
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world"
~Malala Yousafzai

About our African Partners...

I am partnered with Baniantwe SDA Basic in Ghana this is the ONLY book drive matched with this school of 400 students! Eliminating illiteracy has been a constant objective of Ghanaian education policies for the last 40 years.Ghana has yielded results judged significant but not sufficient by national experts and international organizations. As someone who has traveled to Africa, these people hold a special place in my heart and I am on a mission to partner with the African Library Project and my community to take action.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Our goal for this Primary library is to collect 1,000 gently used books:
preschool - 4th grade reading level. And if possible, we're looking to include teacher resource materials such as books, lesson plans, posters and games aimed at improving teaching.

Here's how you can contribute your books...

Please send your new or gently used books with a contribution of $1.00 per book (or more if you so feel inclined) to:
Rebecca Johnston
119 Milwaukee Ave
Lawson, MO 64062
Email questions to:
KenReb0709@gmail.com

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

My goal is to raise a MINIMUM of $500.00. If i can collect just $1.00 for each book, with a goal of 1000 books required for this library not only could we simply ship these books but donate more for further resources to the African Library Project.
Please mail the check or money order with your book donations to:
Rebecca Johnston
119 Milwaukee Ave
Lawson, MO 64062
You can also make a payment via Paypal via the email:
KenReb0709@gmail.com

Here are some ways that you can help...

This partnership is so exciting. We are the ONLY book drive to be matched with this particular school in Baniantwe Ghana. There are 400 children in this school counting on us to provide a library! Every 1 book and 1 dollar makes a difference!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Rebecca Johnston
Email: KenReb0709@gmail.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 02/07/2017)
210 books $110.00 fundraising

Let's empower the people of the world through literacy!
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world"
~Malala Yousafzai

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the employees at Allied Oil & Tire Kansas City for my initial book donations!

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
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