African Library Project

Kirthan's Book Drive for Likila High School's African Library Project

10/24/2013 to 12/16/2013
Houston TX

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 ...

Kirthan, a junior at Clear Brook High School in Houston, TX.
I would like to make a positive difference through my actions by starting a book drive to collect books for children in Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa.
This is my share in helping and encouraging my fellow beings in achieving their goals. I understand my help is just a drop in the ocean but would like to do my responsibility to the world in a way possible for me.

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

Books are essential to life and to expand our understanding of the world around. But not everyone is getting a chance due to the circumstances they are in. This project is to collect middle school level reading books. For this, I chose Likila High School in Buthe Buthe, Lesotho, which brings books to the eager readers where not so much reading material is available to them.

About our African Partners...

Likila High School in Butha-Buthe in Lesotho will be recieving our books.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S 4th grade to 8th grade reading level and teacher resource materials
Paperback Chapter Books or Story Books (4 - 8th grade level)
Education Magazines, games and puzzles.
Life Skill lesson Books
Textbooks
Dictionaries
Atlases
Brain Teasers
Flash Cards

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

For book pickups,
Please call @ (832)620-7102 or Email: gkeerthan@yahoo.com
Our Books need to be shipped by Dec 09th, so please bring them by Nov 25th.

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

If you do not have any books, you can help by donating money towards the shipment of the books. Contact us @ gkeerthan@yahoo.com or call @ 832-620-7102 for more information.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate Books
Donate Money
Distribute flyers
Spread the word.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Kirthan
Email: gkeerthan@yahoo.com
Phone: 832-681-1078

Name: Geeta
Email: gkeerthan@yahoo.com
Phone: 832-620-7102

Name: Satish
Email: satish.reddy@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 832-620-7101

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12/20/13)
902 books $550 fundraising

Help to educate the world!!!

Acknowledgements

We are very thankful to our contributors:
Parimala Cheemerla and Kind and generous friends from Cypress, TX,
Karen Garcille, Natalya Ortiz, Cindy Kohrs, Donna Barnard,
Half Price Book store on Nassau Bay,
Suman Jain, Anitha Kaul, Bharathi Chandraker, Usha Keerty, Padma Guru, Sushma Buddharaju, Anitha Pilla, Hong Pan, Shan Shan Zeng, Kiran Valluri for your time and contribution.

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