This video will show you a few of the students needing books and what a wonderful work ethic they have. Please help if you can so the thousands of books donated can be safely kept and used in the mission schools.
Using pictures and one-on one sharing, Missionary Don Riley (Hope for Home) has worked in the remote areas of illiterate people group in Liberia to help provide basic needs and has established two schools as well as group homes for handicapped children once abandoned by their culture to die. Using literacy to improve the quality of life for these people is a major goal of this ministry. Hundreds of children are being taught to read - but there are no books. The only thing children have written in a language they understand is the Bible. Therefore, they are being taught to read English and making amazing progress, even writing to their sponsors.
However, if a child learns to read but has no books, ....the skill will be lost. Through the grace and generosity of others, thousands of books in excellent, almost new condition , have been collected, catalogued, labeled and shipped. Now a place to safely keep and dispense the books is needed. A library will be shared with two to three schools in the remote back country reached by Hope for Home through Mr. Riley.
Don knows a traditional American library will not work in his situation and has carefully planned for a main library to be built in the head office at the mission,from which teachers will check out books, ($10,000) then reading rooms for each of the schools where children can "check books out" to then sit at a desk to read and take to their school classroom but not out of the school to avoid theft or destruction. Reading rooms cost would be about $4000. $2000 will pay for building shelves and tables and chairs.