What does a book drive look like?
Good with words: literacy connects students and creates advocates for change.
GUELPH — October 2016
The video above that shows you the “before” and “after” our first shipment of 10,000 lbs. of books in 2012. Meet students in Ontario and educators in St. Lucia describe the experience of giving and receiving in their own words.
People in more developed countries may tell you books are a thing of the past –they talk about the Kindle, the computer and the Internet – but in Soufrière we rely tremendously on books.
Principal, Soufrière Comprehensive School, St. Lucia
Students from across Ontario have poured their energy into retrieving 325,000 gently used books from home. These have been redistributed in St. Lucia, Grenada, Montserrat and Nevis where school libraries have been neglected for years. The book drive program creates a meaningful context for literacy– and inspires new advocates every day.