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Run a Community Book Drive - improve access to education in East Africa!

added on Thu, 2010-05-20 15:59
All of UK
6 months to 1 year
Age Range
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


 The Campus Book Drive is a stand-alone project aimed at collecting ANY kind of book, from your university campus. In line with READ International’s mission, the primary destination for any book collected through these Campus Book Drives is Tanzania or Uganda, provided it matches their syllabus. Books that are not appropriate are sold online (with the help of BWB) to raise funds for READ, or, as a last resort, recycled. The Campus Book Drive is designed to run from September to June, to coincide with a university academic year. Each university project will need two Project Leaders; a Campus Book Drive Leader and a Fundraising Leader. Each Project Leader position will require a commitment, on average, of roughly 6-7 hours a week. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop skills in project and volunteer management, event planning, time management and organisation.

 About READ

We are network of regional student-volunteer-led projects collecting disused books from schools across the UK. We sort them, match them to the Tanzanian/Ugandan syllabus and, if relevant, we send them to East Africa. Each of our 22 projects across the UK are entirely student led, each of which aims to collect 25,000 books, raise £7500 to cover the cost of shipping these books to East Africa, and delivers 10 workshops to UK schools in order to promote global citizenship and sustainability.