African Library Project

Valley Christian DECA's African Library Project

01/28/2016 to 03/14/2016
San Jose 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 ...

Valley Christian DECA. We are a group of student from Valley Christian's DECA chapter looking to impact our community. Valley Christian DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Our website link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/458025251005848/

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

education is the way to empower children and break the poverty cycle.
We have incredible access too books here in America and such literacy empowers youth to strive and change the world. However, there are people far less fortunate than us. In Africa there are kids stuck in the cycle of poverty and the only way to break that cycle is through education. Education can bring a child out of poverty, and education relies on BOOKS! Valley Christian DECA prepares entrepreneurs and leaders, and our leaders need to give back to our community locally and abroad.

About our African Partners...

Our books will go to The Bethany Missions Primary School in Swaziland, Africa.
63 percent of Swazis live below the poverty line, much of Swaziland's population is at risk of food insecurity and there are high rates of unemployment.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For a the primary school: Books at U.S pre-school to 4th grade reading level

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

We will be collecting books until March 14th 2016. Bring any book donations to Valley Christian Schools.

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

We have enough books for to start a library but are currently lacking the funds to send the books. Donations are greatly appreciated!
Please contact any of the book drive organizers to donate.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We are looking for both book and fund donations. Contact your friends and family to contribute! We are also looking for help promoting our bookdrive; putting up posters and distributing flyers.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Newman Hu
Email: Newman.Hu@warriorlife.net
Phone: 4086070752

Name: Amanda Quon
Email: Amanda.Quon@warriorlife.net
Phone: 4088814293

Name: Andrea Daniel
Email: Andrea.Daniel@warriorlife.net
Phone: 4088595906

Progress Report

Our Goal 2000 books $1000 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/17/2016)
1000 books $0 fundraising

We have seen extraordinary support in book donations from our local community and our school libraries. We incorporated our book drive into our school spirit week as an added incentive to donate and received wonderful support from Valley Christian Students. Additionally, our school libraries both elementary and high school recognized our efforts and have donated loads of extra books.

Acknowledgements

Huge thanks to the Valley Christian Student Body. Your competitiveness and altruism got our book drive off the ground.

Special thanks to the Valley Christian High School and Elementary libraries. Your book donation have been critical to reaching our goals.

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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!