Leku Book Project Update!
Family, friends, and followers,
First, Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all healthy and warm this winter. Second, THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who have already sent us books! I am so grateful for every single contribution / book you have ordered for us. I don’t mean to be so cheesy, but you are truly changing these students’ lives over here!
Here are some stats / information for you all:
How many books have been donated so far to Leku Primary School?
My students and I have received 78 book donations so far!! [Updated Jan. 5, 2014] This is incredible to say the least, I am so humbled and touched by your contributions, THANK YOU AGAIN.
How are these books going to be used exactly?
Every day students come to my classroom during their break time to read, so we will use your donated books to have read alouds, reader’s theater, and free reading time, to increase the literacy rate in Leku, as well as build students’ love for reading. Also, any time I have a club meeting (Girls club, English club, HIV/AIDS + Grassroot Soccer club), students who come in early get to sit down and read your books!
What is your goal [# of books donated] to the school / students?
I would love to boast 120 children’s story books donated for my students and school, but of course the 78 that we already will be receiving is 78 more than they will ever have access to!
How can I help you reach your goal of 120 books?
Through betterworldbooks.com, you can send us a used book (or as many as you wish) to my town with no additional shipping costs! Yes, FREE SHIPPING! And many books cost as little as $5. After you ordered the book(s), please email me which ones you sent, as well as your mailing address for thank you cards!
P.O. Box 64
Leku, Sidama Zone
Book Wish List / Suggested List [Please send us any of your favorite children’s books, even if it is not on the list!]
Should I donate a book as a Christmas present to OhnSoon?
YES YES YES. I promise it would make me and my students happier than any other gift you would want to send me. And don’t worry about Christmas being only a few days away, Ethiopian Christmas is not until January 7th!
I already donated, what else can I do?
First of all, you are an AMAZING human being! Secondly, please wait for thank you cards and pictures from my students. And lastly, spread the word! Email, facebook, twitter, tumblr, hand-written notes, whichever way you like :)I am in a giving mood, can I contribute to something else?
Check out all the other Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia who are receiving BetterWorldBooks for their communities![Awesome charts, graphs, data about us here, made by our own PCV Carlin: http://americaninethiopia.blogspot.com/2013/12/peace-corps-ethiopia-literacy-projects.html] And if you would like to send another volunteer a book, let me know and I can give you their address.
Thank you again for all your support, please know that these students and I are SO EXCITED for every single book that will come to Leku!
“It’s my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.
February 21-March 1, 2014
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Meet Assaguid and his newborn son Ashafek. Assaguid is a farmer who didn’t get the chance to have an education.
Thanks to a school funded by YOUR donations, little Ashafek WILL get the chance to go to school, have an education and face a bright future.
That’s the difference we can make together. LIKE this to help spread the hope of a better future for thousands like Ashafek.
nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by police officers, attorneys, and other authority figures
more info about project unbreakable here
original tumblr here
yo fuck this.
those ‘authority’ figures are just as guilty as the rapists.
Starting to become more and more skeptical of white educators. Not because of this. That whole white supremacist principal from last year was a huge red flag for me.
Is there any way we can report this. This is not okay.
I doubt it. The best we can do is know that people like this teacher are out there…teaching our kids…