Rural areas of developing countries often lack basic educational materials including books and writing implements, leaving local children without a foundation for understanding their world, and diminishing their chance to enact change as future leaders. Based in Zambia, KnowledgeBeat partners with rural villages through environmental education, mentorship programs, and health and community initiatives. The organization's KnowledgeCenters and KnowledgeCamps create a harmonious space within the community for the purposes of learning and expression.
In 2011, KnowledgeBeat plans to distribute 3,000 supplementary readers, school supplies, and computers to four KnowledgeCenter program sites and three new libraries in Zambia. As a result of this campaign, four villages in the Itezhi Tezhi district will receive a collection of educational books including 10 Things to Know About Staying Healthy, Extreme Weather in Africa, and A Better World. Villages who gain regular access to books and pamphlets can learn about empowering young boys and girls, protecting the environment, and preventing the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Informative sources and role models can inspire youths in these communities to push their society toward a brighter future.
Your $6 donation will help provide books to communities in Zambia. If G-Team members raise $600, four Zambian villages will receive 200 books, improving both their access to learning materials and ability to mobilize their community. Each additional $6 raised will fund two books.
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