African Library Project

Ryan McClaine's Lesotho Book Drive

09/20/2010 to 11/30/2010
Gulf Breeze FL

The African Library Project brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It only takes 1000 books and $500 to start a single library (and a little elbow grease!)

This book drive is organized by ...

Ryan McClaine is a Peace Corp Volunteer in Lesotho. He plans to finish college and become a Doctor after he finishes his two years of volunteering in Lesotho. He graduated from Texas A and M University, and was living in Gulf Breeze Fl before he left in 11/2009 to work in South Africa as a Volunteer. He was born In Pensacola Fl in 1987.
Many people of the community, friends realtives, and strangers, are already involved in this book drive, but without him committing himself this would only still be a idea and a plan of inaction

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

The students of Ryan's village needs many things, but Ryan's goal is to start with building a library for the students at his school. He realizes that a book can provide hope, and dreams to a child that has not seen or heard about the world outside of their village.

About our African Partners...

The children of this village are poor. One out of four people in the village have HIV or AIDS. Most of the villagers make less than 1.00/daily for their work. There is no running water, and little electricity. A book can provide a world of dreams to these children

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

Please mail or deliver your books to
Kathryn Jewell
1112 Laguna Lane
Gulf Breeze Fl 32563


Thank you to Kim Blair, and her Family, to Micheal Bradyton, and to Naomi for their foot work and help keeping things moving. Also thank you to all the children and adults who have donated books for these children

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