African Library Project

Stevens-Henager College

12/03/2018 to 01/31/2019
Salt Lake City UT

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 focus on education for rewarding careers and enriching lives. Our goal is for our students to achieve success in career-oriented programs. President Eric Juhlin states, "For over 100 years, Stevens-Henager College has been solely focused on providing education and training to help people change and improve their lives. That’s what we’re all about! Changing lives is what drives our staff and faculty every day. We know that education, perhaps more than anything else, is the key to opportunity, growth, and building a better future. Providing educational resources beyond just our own colleges, like we’re doing with the project in Ghana, is simply another extension of our employees’ dedication to changing lives.”

Our website link:
https://www.stevenshenager.edu

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

At Stevens-Henager College, we believe that education can improve and enrich the lives of others. Every single day we provide an education to those who thought they couldn't reach the college level. It only made sense that we contribute to the education of a rural country such as Ghana. We want these children to learn and grow by having access to the materials that we did as children.

About our African Partners...

According to the African Library Project, many Ghanaians live in circular homes made out of mud and wood with floors of beaten gravel. Two thirds of Ghanaians are farmers with cacao as the number one cash crop. Education is the one way that any Ghanaian can improve their own life and life of their family. There are established schools in Ghana, but the lack of an adequate supply of books makes it impossible to learn more than what is presented in schools. People of Ghana quote, “We are so very grateful to the people who are organizing book drives to help start libraries in Ghana, to the Members of Parliament supporting library development, to all of our volunteers, to the people donating books and to the African Library Project”. They hope that with education, their lives will be full of new possibilities.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Preschool 4th grade reading level.

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

Bring your books to your local Stevens-Henager College, or check out the African Library Project Amazon wish list.

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

If our college campus's meet their goal of 1,000 books, then the president of Stevens-Henager will donate the funds for shipping.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please share our blog post, our social media content and if you can donate, please do so.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Krissi
Email: krissi.karren@collegeamerica.edu
Phone: 8012903240 ext. 3527

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

Help us brighten education in Africa

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Earnest for donating the boxes we are using to collect our books.

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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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