African Library Project

We're "Ghana" Read Book Drive

02/20/2017 to 04/14/2017
Central Bucks School District, PA

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 are Global Hope Alliance and we work with communities worldwide to help improve their access to education. We are working in conjunction with Central Bucks Schools to collect books to send to 3 different libraries in Ghana, Africa. Buckingham, Butler, Mill Creek, Groveland, and CB South students are working to collect books and monetary donations in order to help build and supply a library in Mafi Gborkope. We will also be collecting books to supply two additional libraries.

Our website link:
www.globalhopealliance.org

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

We are excited to share our love of reading with three communities in Ghana, Africa. We will be supplying these communities with books and resources. We want everybody to have the chance to read and learn and can't wait to share this precious gift with hundreds of eager learners.

About our African Partners...

Mafi Gborkope is a rural community in the Volta Region of Ghana. Buckingham and Butler helped to build a three room school block for this community in 2012. Since then, the community has been working hard to help students learn and have asked for our help to supply books and resources. We anticipate having enough books to supply two additional libraries in Luvudo and Ando-Tsiyinu.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please help supply us with books from pre-school to 8th grade reading level. Please donate culturally-relative paperback books, reference materials, and fun universal stories.

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

Donate to your books to Buckingham, Butler, Groveland, Mill Creek, or Central Bucks South. Please inquire with each school for collection dates and projects.

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

We are asking for monetary donations to help ship materials to Ghana, Africa. We are also asking for donations to help build a library, train a librarian, and buy resources in country. Please consider making a monetary donation to help us reach our goal. Feel free to go to our website to make a donation at www.globalhopealliance.org or donate through African Library Project with book drive code G7-22.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please consider donating new and like-new books as well as resources to this project. You can also make monetary donations. Students will love meaningful books of all kinds, especially relevant books that promote personal connections.

Visit these websites for suggested books:
http://africaaccessreview.org/childrens-africana-book-awards/africana-awards-2014/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1ERR8RDZUEW5H/ref=cm_wl_list_o_2

Contact us to find out more

Name: Kathryn Sonnie Barton
Email: ksonnie@globalhopealliance.org
Phone: 267-334-2205

Name: Courtney Wood
Email: cwood@globalhopealliance.org
Phone: 610-597-1164

Progress Report

Our Goal 3,000 books $1,500 fundraising

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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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