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Rent the Books
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Community Name: Akrpo-Misserete
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: M Pratt
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Alabama
Funds community contributed: 4, 872.00
PPCP #: 680-099
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 Alabama.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Alabama (4).
Gregory Paul Clements, Rustin Johnson, Karal Women's Association Development, Lugansk Oblast Water Watchers, Allen McGahee, Sharon Nash, Rent the Books, Rural Health Clinic Zambia 2
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Info about the Rent the Books

There are 1500 students in the secondary school in Akrpo-Misserete, Benin, yet only 300 of these students have the required textbooks needed for school. The economy is based on agriculture and small commerce. One vital dependency that is fulfilled is education. This project's primary objective is to buy 2000 textbooks, then rent these books to students for a small fee.

This project was born after a round-table discussion between students and teachers, in which the lack of textbooks was cause for disillusionment among the students.The program will allow students who do not have access to textbooks to rent them for a small fee from the school library. The money collected will be re-invested with the library to purchase new textbooks.

Partnership funds will be used for the initial purchase of 2000 textbooks. The community will be contributing 36% cash of the total project cost.

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