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St. Joseph School District teachers are traveling to Uganda to embark on changing a culture of literacy. Please show your support!

Here is our vision:

We are making classroom to classroom connections across continents through the sharing of literacy.

This is how it works:

A classroom from America collects books, connects and learns about another culture, all while demonstrating the value and importance of books and thus helping to instill a greater appreciation of books to our youngsters at home. Students will dust old books off of shelves and send them to us to be ‘rescued’. A small team will hand deliver these rescued books to a predetermined location in Africa, placing literature in the hands of children eagerly waiting to harness the power of literacy!

We envision books becoming a regular commodity, compared to being scarcely seen in even schools now. We would like for them to be viewed as less of a treasure and more of a natural part of their environment. Imagine them having enough books that some could...

”...get tattered, tucked in a pouch slung over a llama, kids could fall asleep with them, fall in love with them, take them to their school circle under the village tree and some would learn how to read them.” Audrey Wood

Working with one small community at a time allows us to, not only provide the books, but build relationships and train the people in that community. This approach will help us change lives and enlighten hearts as we embark on changing a culture of village at a time.

Join us as we embark on an adventure...a journey. A journey to bring the solitude of a story to villages in Africa. A journey to fill bookshelves and enrich minds. Partner with us as we make a commitment to love the whole child and take that child on his own journey...through the pages of a book.
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