Web Sites: Book Aid International
Why I am recommending Book Aid International:
This book offers us, the reader, an opportunity to expand our capacity to understand and perhaps even empathize with other people's extraordinary experiences.
From the website:
Putting books into the hands of the world's most disadvantaged readers.
Book Aid International works in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Palestine, providing over half a million books and journals each year to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools.
Books are the basic tools of literacy and education yet millions of children and adults across the developing world do not have access to them.
Books can make a real difference to people's lives. Farmers, nurses, mechanics, development workers and teachers all need books and information to support their work. Children and students must be encouraged to use books to develop their education and lifelong learning.
The majority of our support goes to rural and urban libraries which are free and accessible to everyone. Book Aid International works with library partners to develop their pivotal role in the community.
For the longer term Book Aid International is supporting the growth of local publishing and bookselling so that affordable books can be produced which reflect the local languages and culture.