Education
 Cameroon
Project #16184

Provide a science library for children in Africa

by Greenlight for Girls, asbl
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Summary

Lets help spark childrens' interest in science early in their childhood by sending them science books in all its shapes and forms. In some regions, children only start learning science in high school, at which point it is already too late for crucial understanding of the subject. By encouraging children and parents who attend our events to bring a donated book about science, we are able to collect and ship books to locations around the world that are in desperate need for learning materials.
$2,500
total goal
$1,251
remaining
19
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Children in lesser advantaged regions of the world usually do not learn science at school until they reach High School. Additionally they usually do not have any library books and more particularly science books. Therefore they do not create an interest in Science until later on in their educational development. In today's environment maths and science are prerequisite factors for long-term economic and technological development and therefore science books are the foundation for their learning.

Solution

We have partnered with schools and orphanages and have established that there is a dire need for science books for primary school children and in other regions text books for the more advanced children. By collaborating with our partners in the Cameroon, Senegal, DRC, Morocco, Egypt and India we ensure that these books reach the children and are being utilised appropriately. We collect books from school libraries with an excess and we also ask school children to donate their favourite science

Long-Term Impact

Our goal is to 50 books to each of the 5 locations to give the children a chance to read about science early on in their development and for many of them for the 1st time ever. Books can be passed from child to child, shared and used over a long period of time and therefore we calculate that each book will be benefiting more than 1000 children from this project. After the initial cost, the benefits continue long-term making this a sustainable initiative.

Resources

http:/​/​www.greenlightforgirls.org
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About our science library project

Organization Information

Greenlight for Girls, asbl

Location: Brussels - Belgium
Website: http:/​/​www.greenlightforgirls.org
Project Leader:
Melissa Rancourt
Brussels, Brussels Belgium

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