Park West Montessori School
A team for Books For Africa
2016 Global Charity Project
This year's Global Charity Project will benefit Books for Africa, an organization that collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa, with the goal of ending the book famine in Africa. In addition to our in-classroom book drive, we are also collecting funds to support a specific program in Kenya: the Mbitini Village Project.
One of this community’s greatest needs relates to literacy and education. The primary school serves 260 children, and the high school boards and teaches 470 students. At both schools pupils must share a limited selection of textbooks at a ratio of 10 students or more per book.
Right now neither school, nor the community itself, has a library. Both principals, dedicated to the needs of their students, believe that increasing access to a wide array of new and gently used textbooks would have a profound impact on students’ abilities to learn. Faster learners could advance independently and slower achievers could improve their reading skills with books on topics they might enjoy. A shared library would be an important resource for the entire community.
Many thanks for your generosity!