Reading Rainforest

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Reading Rainforest
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Country: Cameroon
Volunteer(s) Name: S Manion
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Massachusetts
Funds community contributed: $27627
Percentage community contributed: 73%
Funds needed were: $10154
Funds requested were: $10154
PPCP #: 694-144
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Cameroon 2009 (9).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference
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Other Projects in Cameroon (15).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Chicken Farming, Community Beekeeping and Business Training, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Mbandjock Palm Oil Tree Nursery and Plantation, Potable Water, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference, Wum High School Science Laboratory
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Info about the Reading Rainforest

The goal of this project is to open a public library and multi-media center in village where, until this point, there has been no public access to books or computers for either research or leisure purposes.

The community boasts a population of over 20,000 spread across 53 villages and while it is rich in agricultural production, it lacks any kind of multi-media or academic resources outside the local school system.

This library/multi-media center will provide an outreach opportunity to both local students and community members who may have little to no educational background.

Thanks to a generous donation, books are already available for this library, and a partnership with the local high school provides a workable space for the center. The project intends to complete construction of a building and outfit it with library materials such as shelves, tables, computer work areas, etc.

While simple in form and idea, the impact of this project is immense to a community which finds itself geographically and often socially isolated from all neighboring cities. The realization of this project will provide a much-needed link to the broader socio-economic environment of Cameroon. Additionally, the possibility of a public internet service will enhance communication and networking opportunities while the availability of quality texts in French will be a first important step to expanding horizons far beyond the leafy reach of daily life in the tropical rainforest.

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