Literacy Initiative

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Literacy Initiative
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Community Name: Beterou
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: E Wasserman
Volunteer(s) Homestate: New_York
Funds community contributed: 8, 570.76
PPCP #: 680-101
Year of project approval: 2005
Projects started in Benin 2005 (4).
Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Library Book Project, Literacy Initiative, Rent the Books
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Other Projects in Benin (21).
Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Ballin' in Benin, Construction of Food Processing Center, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Girls' Internships, Gouka Well Construction, Library Book Project, Library and Computer Center, Literacy Initiative, Malanville Sports Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Rent the Books, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center … further results
State Flag of New York.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from New_York (36).
Bafilo Radio Station Project, Bantay Dagat Outpost, Jennifer Bartimole, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, Building Hope Through Basketball, Business Education, Camp H.E.A.L., Ceramic Stove Project, Charentsavan Business Education and Resource Center, David Cohen, College Entertainment System, Community Recreation Area, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé … further results
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Info about the Literacy Initiative

The community of Beterou and its surrounding villages do not have electricity or telephones and as such are isolated from much of the outside world. For this reason books play a particularly vital role in the education and literacy of the students in these communities introducing the students to new ideas, people, places, ideals, struggles, adventures, and successes. The proposed Literacy Initiative will be a resource center stocked with a classroom set of books on each subject and grade level. Since most students cannot afford to purchase their textbooks the only source of information is the teacher. The Literacy Initiative will give students access to textbooks in and outside of class and will help them develop individual thought, self-reliance, and problem solving skills. Partnership funds are needed to purchase books in the subjects of Biology, Geography, Math, Physics, English, and French. Dictionaries will also be purchased. The community of Beterou has already contributed a library room, supplies such as furniture and materials, and a dedicated librarian who will oversee the Literacy Initiative.

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