Friday, January 30, 2015

Navajo Pine Students Enjoy Book Donation

Students at Navajo Pine High School in Navajo, New Mexico, enjoy the library’s latest book donation from Reader to Reader.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Books on their way to Kenya

800 books have begun the 7,254 journey from Reader to Reader’s headquarters in Amherst, Massachusetts to Nairobi, Kenya.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Computers and Books Donated to Substance Abuse Center

Reader to Reader is pleased to donate computers and books to support the new Holyoke Recovery Support Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

The Center is a warm and safe environment where peers empower folks in any path of recovery, so that they may work to strengthen their recovery in order to become a more productive member of society.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Books and Computers Help Ghana Students Prosper!

We are pleased to report that Reader to Reader's work sending books and computers to Ghana has boosted academic achievement. Here is a note we recently received detailing the progress at Eno Boanimah Memorial Academy in Kasoa, Ghana.

“We want to thank you for the great support that we have gotten from Reader to Reader. We have great news. Eno Boanimah Memorial Academy in Kasoa, Ghana, presented its first set of students to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The results were outstanding. 100% of the EBMA students passed the examinations. In addition, 5 of the 13 students received distinctions."

Reader to Reader’s book and computer donation programs serve schools, libraries and outreach programs across the United States and in 16 countries.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Springboard Project Recipient Announced

We are pleased to announce that Elson Dale Low, a senior at Amherst College, has been accepted into Reader to Reader’s Springboard Program.

The Springboard Program helps college students launch global literacy projects all around the world, and Elson Dale Low’s project, the Cognitive Initiative, develops academic summer programs in Guyana.

Under the terms of the Springboard Program, Reader to Reader has awarded Low $2,000 to be used for staffing costs and other project needs.

This is a very well-thought-out project,” notes Reader to Reader founder David Mazor. “We are pleased to support the excellent work that Elson Dale Low is doing, and know it is making an important educational contribution to the young people of Guyana.”

Past Springboard projects have built a library in a coffee farming village in Costa Rica, started a school for special needs students in the Dominican Republic, supported a school in Haiti, built a community center in Nicaragua, and founded a school Nigeria.

Click to see a one-minute film on the Springboard Program.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Computers on their way to Togo, West Africa

A batch of refurbished Dell OptiPlex computers has begun their journey to Togo, West Africa, for a new computer lab. The computers were donated by Reader to Reader as part of our Computer Donation Program, which has built computer labs in Costa Rica, Ghana, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, and in the U.S. in Arizona, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Making Life More Bearable!

Just some of the 40 teddy bears we are giving out to children in the DiscoverBooks program.

Funding for the DiscoverBooks program comes from the AEC Trust,  the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, and the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.