In the Recycling Books phase of the Liberian Books Project, college campus organizations partner with the Liberian Literacy Foundation by volunteering to collect 1,000 used college textbooks each academic year.The model utilized is to identify 40 student leaders, each collecting 25 used textbooks during the academic year as a service learning activity.The project also asks the alumni association of each participating college to join us as we work to achieve the goals of the UN Millennium Challenge of 2015 by donating one used textbook for every graduating student each year.The Liberian Literacy Foundation designates donated books into two tiers.
•Tier I books are books designed for K-12 grades level.Tier I books are transported to literacy centers in Liberia.
•Tier II books are those designed for college level use in the United States.The foundation places Tier II books into its online bookstore to be resold.
Proceeds from the online bookstore establish a literacy fund.These proceeds covers the cost of sustaining the goals of the Liberian Books Project—to support literacy institutions in the US and Liberia.
Honors College students at Wayne State University
Tier I Level Books being packed for Liberia in Detroit, Michigan
"A Million Books for a Million Lives"
The Campaign to electrify Liberian schools...
The Liberian Literacy Foundation launches its campaign to collect and recycle through our online bookstore one million books.This campaign will raise funds to deliver electricity and clean drinking water to schools in Liberia. Partnering with campus organizations on more than 1,200 campuses across the US and Canada, the campaign coordinates book collection drives, raises awareness of Liberia’s education challenges, and seeks to create scholarships for Liberian students on each of our partner campuses.
The Liberian Literacy Foundation has partnered with local, national and international organizations coordinating support in the form of educational resources to Liberia.
The Liberian Literacy Foundation acknowledges our launching partners and sponsors: