Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fight Poverty with Literacy

World map of literacy, UNHD 2007/2008 report. ...World Map of Literacy via Wikipedia

Reading is the gateway to knowledge. It empowers people. It opens up the world.

It is a sad reality that one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 72.1 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

In Cameroon, Wendy Lee, a young Peace Corp volunteer is working to change this by establishing 30 bilingual libraries in schools and community centres.

Its a huge project that will have a huge impact. But not without your help!

Please donate to help send a 40-foot container of 22,000 English books to Cameroon for this project. Your donation will help end poverty by giving the gift of literacy to kids in Cameroon!

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