Saturday, February 20, 2010

Something to write about: The Botswana Book Project


My mother passed on information about an awesome program started by a friend of hers.

If you have any old books laying around this would be a great way to pass along knowledge.
1998, Pam created the Botswana Book Project as a solution to ease the book famine and to enable primary schools to set up libraries.  The Project has resulted in the creation of over 300 libraries.  Pam often says she feels "like a book farmer.... seeding the country with books."  To date, she has distributed over 270,000 books throughout Botswana.
In March 2007, Pam was awarded the James Patterson PageTurner Par Excellence Award for her efforts in building libraries in Botswana.

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