From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels

 
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has received 2 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Technology to Replace the Horses
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    A big "muchas gracias" to those of you who have donated to this project thus far.  As we have recently received funding for technology based resources and some of that technology can be used in remote regions where there is neither electricity nor computers we are shifting our focus from the "bibliobus."  We are...
    • 1 year ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Ten Communities Waiting for Wheels
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Member, Board of Directors
    In the rural, Chorti communities surrounding Copan Ruinas, Honduras there are ten communities high up in the hills waiting and hoping for the arrival of a "bibliobus."  Currently, each community has a small supply of books provided by the Riecken library in Copan Ruinas.  When it is possible to navigate the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Our "mobile" libraries need wheels!
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    During a recent visit to Honduras hiking was necessary as the mostly dirt path had had some fresh cement added to its most challenging places.  At the end of our hike was an eager group of youngsters waiting for their story hour.  A small collection is moved from the central library in Copán Ruinas to ten...
    • 1 year ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Librarian Training Underway in Honduras
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Manager
    Thanks to a recent grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we have embarked on a program to re-train all the librarians in the Riecken network.  This past week 35 librarians attended five days of training in San Pedro Sula.  The training was developed by Honduran Country Director, Paco Alcaide, who has...
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has received 14 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Ten Maya Chorti Communities Need Bibliobus
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    This past weekend, May 19-20th 2012 over two hundred residents of Copan Ruinas, Honduras and ten surrounding rural communities came together to celebrate the culmination of a three-year project funded by the Finnish Consulate of Central America.  Thanks to this project there are now books in ten Chorti communities...
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    These Kids Need Books on Wheels
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    As we have a ways to go on funding this project books are still being delivered by horseback and four-wheel drive to our more remote locations in Honduras.  There has been a lot of bad news out of Honduras lately.  Some have called it the most dangerous country on the planet, perhaps a failed state.  All the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    First Ever Delivery of Books
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    We would like to invite you to view our newly released video which contains footage of books being delivered by horseback and by foot to remote Chorti communities near Copan Ruinas, Honduras.  Just click on this link to see some of the people who will benefit by your donation.  With a fully equipped...
    • 2 years ago
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels posted a progress report
    Rural book deliveries in Honduras
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    I recently participated in book deliveries in two, very rural indigenous (Chorti) communities in the Copan Ruinas region of Honduras.  In one case there is already in place a single bookcase containing no more than 100 books.  A community leader described this "bibliomovil" (mobile library) as the "soul of the...
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has received 4 donations
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  • From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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William Cartwright

President
Emerald Hills, CA United States

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