Folsom High School Students Collect Books for Africa
Apr 23, 2015 10:12AM ● Published by Steven Jack
Folsom High School Students sort through over 1,200 books to be donated to the African Library. (Project. Photo courtesy of Folsom High School)
The students are part of the Global Perspectives Studies Club, which collected the books for the African Library Project. The students coordinated the book drive as part of the club’s primary service project.
The African Library Project coordinates book drives in the United States and partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries. Since its inception, the group has collected over 1.6 million books for 1,481 libraries.
Junior Caitlin Moher said the project provided students with the opportunity “to be able to provide an entire community with knowledge, which can lead to so many positive differences that can be made.”
Previous club projects include work to benefit homeless shelters and Doctors Without Borders. Another event at Folsom Lake simulated what it's like to live in a country without access to clean drinking water.
INFORMATION AND PHOTO COURTESY OF FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL