West Africa Libraries
PROJECT NEED IS $50,000
$700 will sponsor a full library, $10 will purchase two books
In West Africa, many people believe that reading is important, particularly in their mother tongue. Yet learning to read requires a great investment of time and effort. New readers end up discouraged because books are unavailable to them. This is acutely felt in rural communities.
We will partner with fellow advocates of literacy to set up 50 community lending libraries. These libraries do not require buildings, but are simply a trunk of books entrusted to the village. Those villages who do well in managing their libraries will be assisted in setting up a sales outlet with the most popular books.
Make checks payable to ILAD and mail them to:
PO Box 540
Monmouth, OR 97361
Please enclose a note separately from the check that your gift is for West Africa Libraries.
Please make sure that only the organization name—ILAD—appears on the check. No other name, corporate or personal, should appear on the payee or memo line.
ILAD is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization