African Library Project

The Rights for Tykes African Library Project

03/17/2015 to 05/17/2015
Fremont 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 ...

Started by a group of children who are passionate about making a difference, Rights for Tykes is a community effort dedicated to changing the world for our children! Our second mission, the African Library Project is an amazing way to change the lives of children in Africa with little access to books, thereby improving the literacy rates in our world. Working in conjunction with the Lujecweni School, our goal is to collect 1,000 books and $500 to enrich the lives of school-aged children in South Africa. THis is our 3rd book drive, and 4th African Library.

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

Reading is our passion! We now realize that the easy access to books in our school and community libraries, piling up high in our shelves, is not something we should take for granted. Everyone in the R4T group is an avid reader. Books have done so much in our lives: shaped our thinking, extended our analytical minds, built our vocabulary, and last but not least, fired our imagination. The African Library Project is an inspiration to the children... people who can imagine a better world have the ability to create it.

Also, this book drive is the only one being matched up with the Lujecweni School, and these children are thrilled to have a shipment of books coming their way.

About our African Partners...

The Lujecweni Primary School is our partner in South Africa. They serve approximately 500 4th to 8th grade students.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

-Kindergarten through 8th grade fiction (gently used and in good condition)
-easy readers, chapter books, and paperback stories
-Puzzle books, joke books, etcetera
-Trivia books and flash cards
-Reference materials like dictionaries and thesauri
-Textbooks for Kindergarten through 8th grade (1 copy only please)

Paperbacks are preferable for all of the above

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

Look for book drop-off bins at Forest Park Elementary School, Irvington High School, Weibel Elementary School, Mission San Jose Elementary School, or Windmere Ranch Middle School

Arrangements for book pickup can be made if you live in Fremont, Newark, or Union City. Contact us if you are interested. (call 510-432-7441)

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

Your donations will help to cover domestic and international shipping costs for this project. By contributing just $1 to our efforts, you can earn a sticker on our Wall of Kindness. Additionally, you can donate by following the PayPal link below.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Spread the word! Tell everybody you know to donate their old books. Let them know how much their contribution will help, and encourage them to donate money.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Aparna
Email: aparna.iyer26@gmail.com
Phone: 510-935-8356

Name: Divya
Email: divvy_prakash@yahoo.com
Phone: 510-315-8741

Name: Vishruti
Email: vishruti721@gmail.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500- $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: May 5, 2015)
900 books $435 fundraising

Please donate! All monetary donations will be going towards our library project fund.






Anybody who wants to join this book drive is welcome! Contact us on how to get started.

Acknowledgements

Thank you so much to the Fremont Main Library for their contribution of 300 old library books!

Thank you to all the donors from Mission San Jose Elementary School, Weibel Elementary School, Irvington High School, and Forest Park Elementary School!

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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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