When There Are No Books...
Students attending many schools around the world have been faced with the challenge of learning and taking exams without any science equipment or books. Even in regions with an infrastructure of classrooms and teachers, students have to cope with utterly inadequate resources and training.
GLP targets under-resourced regions. In theory, every school should be provided by its national government with sufficient qualified teachers and suitable resources. In practice, throughout the developing world (and for historically disenfranchised groups in even well off areas), schools are given very limited resources and are highly understaffed.
Many schools, such as in the African and South Asia areas we serve, are forced to source out and pay for their own, often unqualified, teachers. They raise funds through community fundraising and by collecting school fees. If they fall short then they must go without resources completely.
What Many Students Face...
Throughout their primary and high school experiences students rarely have access to textbooks. On many occasions there may be only one textbook per classroom, used only by the teacher.
Absence of Science Equipment
In the areas we reach out to, students invariably have to sit national exams. Most are required to demonstrate some science capability yet students will probably have only watched a science experiment, yet they must then show mastery of science laboratory work in order to pass the national examinations.
In such environments, and especially where resources are scarce for a family, there remains a strong preference towards educating boys. If a family can no longer afford to send all of its children to school, it will frequently be the girls of the family who are neglected.
Young Readers Initiative
An important goal for us is to get children access
to books at the earliest possible age.
As such we are especially
interested in creating a literacy-rich environment for younger
Please consider a special donation
of the following types of books...
and Nurturing Literacy
integral part of our mission is the collection, sorting, shipping
and distribution of books to children and community members in
Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Our goal: to encourage and nurture
literacy as well as community capacity.
donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals and organizations
are sorted and packed by volunteers who choose books that are
age and subject appropriate.
each destination country, GLP usually identifies a non-governmental partner
organization to take responsibility for the selection, distribution
and documentation of donated materials.
prefer to work with work with local organizations, such as
perhaps Lions and Rotary Clubs or other NGOs, to distribute
books to libraries and schools.
GLP member will usually make a site visit to verify locations
and discuss implementation procedures for the Math/Science Initiatives
and the Humanities Initiatives that accompany GLP donations.
decides on an individual basis how shipments to a recipient will
be paid for. Recipients are expected to assist with shipping costs.
Specialized donations of libraries or large collections are sent
in their entirety to one location.
Our Learning Partners:
Pan-African Mentoring and Learning Organization (PAMLO)
Caribbean Agency for Community Transformation and Support (CariACTS)
Baptist Church, New Jersey, USA
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AFRICA | ASIA (INDIA) | CARIBBEAN
Community Transformation and Support By Involving Local Community
key part of the success of GLP's initiatives are local volunteers
who decide on final destinations in the
receiving areas. We work with local people in order that our impact
will be an endogenous, ongoing, sustainable one.