Beyond el Campo
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
This program built a community library and runs literacy programs for all ages. A locally-run immersion language program supports the library in this rural coffee-farming village.
Find their website here.
Fisnik Matoshi Library
This project helps the Gjergj Fishta School create a library where students feel welcome and are inspired to read. The goal is to fill the library with books, and provide the students with computers and school supplies.
Ghana Book Project
Kasoa, Akim Oda, Saviefe-Deme and Akim Awisa, Ghana
Reader to Reader is helping three schools set up resource centers which include libraries and computer labs.
Hope of Haiti
This project (http://www.hopeofhaiti.org) is 100% community-run effort to bring education to the children of Petionville, Haiti. A building, books, uniforms, sponsorship and other resources will be provided.
Growing Leaders Program
Trinidad and Tobago
The Growing Leaders Leadership Program (growingleaders.info) is working to inspire the next generation of young leaders in Trinidad and Tobago. Reader to Reader is donating computers so they can put them in over 60 schools.
To Mother, With Love
To Mother, With Love aims to implement a sustainable reading center in Ikenne for illiterate women. We provide both age appropriate and culturally relevant books, and involve the Ikenne community at large by employing locally.
The Lifespring Center
New Seemapuri, India
The Lifespring Center is an alternative learning center for children ages 5-18 who live in the slums. The Lifespring Center puts an emphasis on non-violence and tolerance and teaches these values to their students. In addition to academics, the center also teaches the students about hygiene and sustenance.
Podcasts for Peace
Podcasts for Peace (podcastsforpeace.weebly.com) is a radio and digital storytelling program for youth who live in and around the municipal dump in Managua, Nicaragua. The program teaches media literacy and empower disadvantaged youth to tell their stories digitally, from brainstorm to final edit.
Reading Village (http://www.readingvillage.org) is an outstanding non-profit organization based in Boulder, CO that promotes children's literacy in Guatemala.
The Young Writer's Project
This project was created to encourage a new generation of writers to rebuild the intellectual and creative community of Kenya after an unjust and oppressive government exiled or executed all its writers. Two Amherst College students developed the project,beginning with a creative writing workshop in the summer of 2010. View their final products here: http://theywpkenya.wordpress.com
Himalayan Education Foundation
HEF aims to provide a solid foundation for resolving the fundamental needs of the people of the remote villages of the Indian Himalayas through strategic and valuable educational incentives. For more information, visit www.himalayaneducation.org
Esperanza San Jose, Dominican Republic
The public education system in the DR does not provide specialized support for students with special needs. Esperanza is an afterschool tutoring and support program for these students, helping them achieve higher levels of education by providing caring, individualized learning assistance.