Books vs. Earthquakes


Earthquakes can’t stop books from teaching and kids from learning and people from across the world from reaching out.

This is the message I took away from the 8,000 books which were lovingly donated by the people of Kansas through their local Dillon’s, a division of The Kroger Company. These books were donated in 2010 in support of the “Teach the World to Read” Kansas youth Book Drive. The books were sent to Pakistan by Books for Life and will be distributed through the Church World Service relief agency.

I was struck by these pictures that show the heavy damage incurred at the Girls Primary School in the Qamber Shahdadkot District of Pakistan which is one of the schools where the books from Books for Life will be distributed. This damage did not deter these determined students from school where each book holds the potential to open a new and exiting window to the world.

In the future, look here for my comments and pictures of Books for Life programs in action.

To learn more about how you can make a difference, go to Books for Life for more information or to make a donation.

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