100 Books for a Classroom

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$50.00
Gives 100 books
Gift Description:
$50 will provide 100 books for a classroom in Africa. 1 billion people will enter the 21st century illiterate, unable to read or sign their names. Studies show that of the nearly 1 billion illiterate, two-thirds are women. This gift helps promote reading and literacy, education, and creative thinking for youth who, in developing nations, would most likely never otherwise own a book. Research has also found that literacy has a strong impact on society. For example, 85% of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and more than 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate. More generally, reading has been shown to increase intelligence, brain power, empathy, and aid in fighting Alzheimer's.
Area Served:
Africa
Gift Provided By:
Books For Africa
St. Paul, MN
Books For Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa in an attempt to end the book famine in Africa. Books for Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 33 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. Last year, it shipped 2.4 million books, 665 computers and 200 e-readers containing 1.6 million digital books, as well as 5 new law and human rights libraries to 21 African countries.
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