African Library Project

MVHS Lit 4 Lit Book Drive

11/11/2012 to 04/15/2013
Mountain View CA

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 ...

The idea of this club started from a World History AP final project where we were supposed to find a world wide problem and try to solve it. After the project, we became really inspired and we wanted to initiate this club and start our own actions to help increase literacy around the world, especially in Africa.

Our website link:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/105106262975896/?fref=ts

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

We want to give back to the community. We have been fortunate enough to have been fostered in a prosperous environment and to be able to encounter more opportunities. We want to show others that we are grateful for our opportune up-bringings and we want to teach them the importance of education and show them the significance of being able to read.

About our African Partners...

Enyiresi D/A JHS School

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. 4th grade to 8th grade reading level.

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

Please email us at:
mvhslit4lit@gmail.com

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

Since we are a new and steadily growing club, we have had to start from scratch. We have already conducted many fundraising activities at many public events at school, and we plan to host more in the form of garage sales, contacting businesses and community groups/local churches and asking them for donations.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate, Feedback, and Suggestions
If you have any amount of money that you would like to put into this project, please contact us at mvhslit4lit@gmail.com.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sarah Choi, Co - President of Lit 4 Lit
Email: scsarahchoi@gmail.com
Phone: (650)-917-1809

Name: Cannon Wong, Co - President of Lit 4 Lit
Email: cannonbwong@gmail.com
Phone: 650-278-2716

Name: Vince Yang, Brian Lee, Marian Strong, Alysia Wang, and Alvin Choi, Treasurer
Email: mvhslit4lit@gmail.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $700 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/4/2014)
857 books $166 fundraising

11/11/12 We participated in a book drive today at Los Altos Library and collected around 300 books! Not all of the books may be eligible for secondary schools, so we will be sorting books. Books that don't qualify will be donated to other ALP projects to ensure that all of our gains ultimately go towards ALP.

We really need donations!
If you would like to donate, please contact us at: mvhslit4lit@gmail.com

Acknowledgements

Thank you so much for your consideration and participation in seeing to it that this project functions and achieves success. We have many aspirations for teaching and appreciation for learning and we want to share this with children in less developed countries that aren't presented with the same opportunities that we have. Thank you all so much for putting in a piece into this process, and for being part of a bigger cause to advocate for universal literacy.

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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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