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'Adopt' a Mobile Library or School

Adopt a Mobile Library or School in another part of the world.Combine literacy with service learning by adopting one of the following projects. Children in many countries would love to have better access to books.

Their books might be brought by volunteer librarians who use camels, donkeys, boat, even elephants to access the remote areas where people live. But sometimes, after walking for days to get there, all the librarian has to offer are some old, unattractive books. If you would like to send books to countries where they are needed, you can use the following information:

PLEASE CONTACT MARGRIET FOR CURRENT MAILING ADDRESSES PRIOR TO SENDING BOOKS OVERSEAS!

Here are addresses for the countries that would love to get your books:


Canada's Arctic

For distribution among children in Canada's Arctic regions:

Nunavut Literacy Council ( English or French )
Box 519
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0


Afghanistan

Via the website you can ask if you can mail books/supplies to Portland, OR.
www.greenvillageschools.org
Green Village Schools, Inc.
Box 80061
Portland, OR 97280


Azerbaijan

For children in Azerbaijan send books in English or French to:

TUTU Children's Cultural Center
127, Narimanov Ave., apt. 41,
Baku AZ1006 Azerbaijan


Ethiopia

www.ethiopiareads.org
Ethiopia Reads
50 South Steele Street, Suite 325
Denver, CO 80209
You can mail English books, especially nonfiction. Financial aid needed.


India

Jamyang Bhutia
c/o Sikkim Himalayan Academy
P.O. Bhuriakhop
Bhuriakhop Busty
West Sikkim 737121
INDIA

www.sikkimacademy.com
Check the website for local addresses and mailing instructions.


Kenya

amanischool@googlemail.com
www.amanischool.blogspot.com
Contact Consolata or Pascal,
PO Box 5618
Maweni Village, Diani Beach, Kenya, Africa
They need everything!


Mongolia

Children in Mongolia will enjoy books in English, Japanese or Spanish. Send them to:

Jambyn Dashdondog
P.O. Box 2106 – 46/47
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Nepal

Himaljoti Community School,
www.dhulikhel.org
Mailing address:
Dhulikhel Municipality,
1 Bhattidada, Kavre, Nepal
They have some support but in need of finances and supplies.


Papua New Guinea

Books for all ages in English will be welcomed by people in Papua New Guinea.
They will be distributed by HOPE Wordlwide and can be mailed to

PO Box 3478
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea


Peru

Mobile Libraries in Perú can use books in Spanish for children and adults.
Their mailing address is:

Roca y Bologna 633, Miraflores
Lima 18
Peru


Thailand

In Thailand, people using the train that has been converted to a library for street kids of Bangkok, will be happy to receive any kind of books in English:

The Train Library Project
Railway Police Division
Royal Thai Police
Noppawong, Rong Muang
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Jasper Kids Foundation
JJ, Junya & Ethan Hwang
P.O. Box 40
Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai
Thailand 57170
Jasperkids@seedusa.org

Mon Village School, Attn. Blai
Baan Tahsao,
Amphur Saiyoke,
Kanchanaburi 70150 Thailand


Check out these worthy websites for other valuable service learning projects:

www.booksforafrica.org
Please ship books “Media” rate from the post office ($19 for every 50 pounds) to:

BFA Warehouse
715 Minnehaha Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106

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