African Library Project

Dublin High's Room to Read Book Drive

03/05/2018 to 03/26/2018
Dublin CA

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 ...

We are Dublin High School's Room to Read, a club that strives for global women's literacy. Previously, we have worked with the African Library Project to establish a library in Sierra Leone. We have also hosted a movie screening of "Girl Rising", a movie that focuses on the lack of educational opportunities given to girls all around the world. Our officers are Ashley Kim (co-president), Sakina Nuruddin (co-president), Katie Haegele (vice president), Faith Chau (secretary), and Catherine Capretta (treasurer).

We are determined and hopeful to make this book drive successful!

Our website link:
https://www.instagram.com/_dhsroomtoread/

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

Three years ago, Alicia Tran, the founder of the Room to Read Club chapter at Dublin High School, organized a book drive and sent 1000 books to Sierra Leone through the African Library Project. It was an amazing experience to actively participate in the drive and see its tangible results. Literacy is a gift, and we want to provide that gift for other people.

About our African Partners...

Our African partner is the Wa Model Primary School in Ghana. Ghana is an English-speaking country in Western Africa. It is considered a model of democracy for the continent of Africa. Although its educational opportunities are profound, there are still half a million children not in school. This is due to the lack of resources, including books. Having a community library would incredibly benefit the Wa Model Primary School in Ghana, for reading unlocks knowledge and curiosity beyond belief. We cannot wait to create a library in Ghana with the African Library Project!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please contribute books at the U.S. preschool to 6th grade reading level. You can also contribute educational games and puzzles.

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

We will be having book collection in March from 3/5 to 3/23 for elementary schools and middle schools. For high school, the drive will end on 3/26.

High school students (and parents) can donate to boxes in every English classroom. This will be a competition, and the winner will get a cookie party for every period!

Boxes will also be set up at Green Elementary School, Amador Elementary School, Dougherty Elementary School, Frederiksen Elementary School, Kolb Elementary School, Dublin Elementary School, and Fallon Middle School.

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

We are selling pins from 2/20 to 2/23 in front of Student Activities at lunch! We also have a GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/creating-a-library-in-ghana.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Some simple ways that you can help are:
• In March, donate books!
• Buy pins and donate to our GoFundMe!
• Follow us on Instagram at @_dhsroomtoread to stay updated.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Ashley Kim
Email: 2000.ashleykim@gmail.com
Phone: 9258724058

Name: Erin Vallejo
Email: vallejoerin@dublinusd.org
Phone:

Name: DHS Room to Read
Email: dhsroomtoread@gmail.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the administrations of Green Elementary School, Amador Elementary School, Dougherty Elementary School, Frederiksen Elementary School, Kolb Elementary School, Dublin Elementary School, and Fallon Middle School for their cooperation and willingness to create this library.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the GoFundMe for their generosity!

Thank you to Audrey Shi for designing the flyers for the pin fundraiser and the book drive.

Thank you to Bronwyn and the staff of Half Price Books for donating a box of children's books!

Thank you to Michelle Yun and DHS Interact for promoting the book drive at the charity dinner.

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
You can 'like' us at http://facebook.com/africanlibraryproject - get updates, inspiration and more!