"A Million Books For A Million Lives"--The campaign to electrify Liberian Schools!
Voinjama City, Lofa County, Liberia
Liberian School-Love Valley Rescue Mission
Literacy 2010 58% illiteracy rate among women.--CIA World Factbook
Poverty 2008 80% of Liberia’s population lives on less than $1 a day. —Oxfam International Gender Equality 2005 Liberia is the first African nation to elect a woman as head of state: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen John-Sirleaf of Liberia
Project Update: ONE supports the Liberian Books Project! ONE is an organization with more than 2 million member advocates for Africa with representatives on more than 2,500 college campuses in the United States.Each year ONE Campus Challenge (OCC) challenges its members to carryout a campus activity in support of African nations.ONE is asking all of its 2,500 plus college campuses to collect books on behalf of the Liberian Books Project.
"A Million Books for a Million Lives"
The Liberian Literacy Foundation has developed the Liberian Books Project to collect 1.2 million donated used college textbooks to build 1,200 literacy centers in Liberia and educate 1.8 million people. This is achieved by partnering with colleges and universities to collect 1,000 used college textbooks on each campus, create one scholarship for a Liberian student, train one volunteer literacy tutor from each college to travel to Liberia, and deliver renewable electricity to one literacy center in Liberia....(read story)
Liberian Leader Launches Literate Liberia Movement--Encourages Market Women
Friday, 19th June 2009
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has formally launched a grassroots literacy movement, Literate Liberia, in Monrovia, with an assurance that Government will continue to support efforts to provide educational opportunities for Liberians who wish to learn, particularly market women..(read more)
Impact of the Liberian Books Project Activities
300,000 gently used books for literacy centers
1,200 trained teachers
1,200 literacy centers
10 Megawatts of renewable electricity—wind and solar power to Liberian schools
In the US:
1,200 trained literacy tutors to work in US communities
120 US trained teachers
1 Megawatt of renewable electricity—wind and solar power for US communities.
Liberian literacy a priority
Karen Bouffard / The Detroit News
DETROIT -- Victor Helb was just 12 years old when his parents put him on a plane from war-torn Liberia so he could seek refuge with an uncle who lived in Waterford.
Now 32 and a student at Wayne State University, Helb hopes to restore literacy in Liberia, where millions of children missed out on an education during the country's 14 years of civil unrest -- and his plan has captured the support of university officials and the Liberian government...(read more)
Partner On Campus (POC):
Honorary Trustees Honorary Trustees are student leaders who collect books for the Liberian Books Project: