When Sheila Lenius, Madison, WI. Girl Scout leader, learned about how volunteers working with the African Library Project can create libraries, she could see that a book drive would be a perfect project for her daughters’ first and fourth grade troops.
“I feel bad that there are schools with no libraries with no books, and we have so much in the United States,” she said. “Even children living in poverty in this country have more than the children in Africa. I want to make a difference.”
Guest speakers who had lived in Africa talked to the girls about living conditions in Africa. Their presentations, “opened the girls’ eyes about the world outside Wisconsin.”