Buiding libraries for Darfur refugees

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 04:09

Book Wish Foundation, a new nonprofit devoted to providing reading relief for people in crisis, is fundraising for the costruction of libraries in the Treguine, Bredjing, and Gaga refugee camps in eastern Chad, and in the nearby village of Hadjer Hadid, Chad. More than 60,000 refugees from Darfur live in the camps, 20,000 of them students. The cost of each brick library (approximate dimensions 49' x 23'), including 10 tables, 80 chairs, 5,000 books sourced locally, and 12 locking metal cupboards, is estimated at $36,881. Dig deep or donate as little as $5, tell your friends, and help find sponsors for this worthy cause. Details about the library construction can be found here. Check out the Gallery for recent photos of education in the refugee camps.