Reading is an important skill to learn so children can explore the world around them. Reading is also important so adults can learn new skills and get an education, which in return can help them raise their family and provide for them. Hope Without Borders has distributed close to 4000 books in the US and overseas. For more information on how you can help, please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Without Borders was started by 7 year old Ella in 2015 when she found out that there are children all over the world who don't have books. She wanted them to have books so they can learn to read and discover the world. She spends several hours a month sorting and tagging books. She also looks at each book to make sure it is in good shape and that they is no violence or "scary" subjects in the books. Now her cousins Jacob and Emily have been helping out.
March 2017: Here is an email we received from a teacher in Nicaragua (after sorting and boxing up 50 Spanish reading books and sending them with a team from Concordia University in Mequon):
"My name is Margarita or Meg in the USA. I have been working in Nicaragua as a volunteer for 14 years and I work with 9 rural villages that are quite poor.
I have a sponsorship program with 180 children who are the poorest of our poor. We have tutoring classes on Saturdays so that these kids can keep up with their peers ( most don't have parents who read)
Your books are being used as part of their reading classes, and were brought by a delegation from Concordia University who is here, helping with occupational therapy ( mostly disabled children)
I cant tell you how impressed and inspired I am by your work!...."
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