4HWW Readers’ Libraries in Nepal, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka Open Their Doors! 43 Comments
The Vang Lam preschool we built in Vietnam. So cute a lumberjack would cry! Now we have three more locations.
You all should be *very* proud.
I’m thrilled to share completion reports for the three libraries you supported and made possible. The funds were raised for my birthday campaign in 2011.
They’re finally done!
This post include photos of the dedication plaques for each library, as well as information about the impact that each library has had on the local community.
In a nutshell:
- The K-to-6 library in Cambodia will help 500 students per year become literate. 500 per year = 2,500 over the next 5 years.
- The Grades 1-5 library in Sri Lanka will help 2,000 students per year become literate. 2,000 per year = 10,000 over the next 5 years.
- The K-10 library in Nepal will help 550 students per year become literate. 550 per year = 2,750 over the next 5 years.
In the next 5 years, you all will have helped change the lives of more than 15,000 students. Not only that, but you will have helped add critical thinkers to the world who can perpetuate a virtuous cycle of solving problems. Cool, right?
Here are the dedication plaques for each school. Click to enlarge:
Now, the completion reports (and pics) for those interested…
In the next 12 months, I hope to plan trips to visit all of these libraries. And… bigger and bolder plans to come in the next six months or so.
In the meantime, remember: you guys rock. You can leave a positive dent in this world. This post is visible proof.
Long live karmic capitalism.
Posted on June 28th, 2013