At EduSpots, we believe that books have the power to change lives, spark imagination, and foster a love for learning. The Big EduSpots Book Drive is aimed at giving learners in our Spots equal access to inspiring and relevant reading materials.
Our community-based Catalysts run regular EduLit and EduKidz clubs for different stages of literacy development; however, many of our Spots have relatively empty book shelves, often reading the same 100 books again and again.
This month, our community is coming together to change this. Our Spot volunteers and Youth Ambassadors are kicking things off by leading their own local book collections – but there’s a way for everyone to get involved!
Goals for the Drive
We aim to collect 10,000 books for 10,000 learners in our 50 Spot communities. Through our collection points in all our Spots as well as other designated collection points (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list), we will collect and distribute books in the following categories to our Spots:
Books by African authors (fiction/non-fiction), early years reading books, relevant textbooks, instructional materials for teachers, non-fiction texts focused on areas such as animals, sports, science, Black History, encyclopedias, thesauruses, dictionaries etc.
Donation of digital devices such as laptops, computers, tablets etc.
Other educational resources such as science equipment, phonics kits, games etc
Important Dates for the Drive
Kick-off date: 8th September 2023 (International Literacy Day)
Duration: 8th September – 30 September 2023
How You Can Get Involved?
Donate books: You can donate new or gently used books from your personal collection or friends and family, to the drop off locations in Ghana that will be announced shortly.
Volunteer to collect books: You can volunteer to be a book drive host by leading a book drive at your location. The books will be picked up at the end of the drive and taken to Spots. You will receive support from the EduSpots team in this process.
Spread the word: You can help us reach a wider audience by sharing our Book Drive information on social media, with your colleagues, and within your network. The more people who know about it, the more successful our drive will be!
Financial contributions: If you’re unable to donate books but still want to support our cause, we welcome monetary donations via mobile money (+233593949413) or our Justgiving page here.
Note that for logistical reasons, for this specific collection, we are only able to collect books in Ghana; however, we would welcome donations of books from abroad if shipping costs are covered and organised.
Why Should You Get Involved?
International Literacy Day 2023 is celebrated worldwide on September 8th and leading a book drive is a great way to get involved. By participating in our Book Drive, you’ll be directly contributing to enabling our communities to empower their learners through reading. Whether you’re donating a single book or organizing a book collection event at your location, every effort counts towards making sustainable changes for learners.
If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to volunteer or collaborate with us, please reach out to us at email@example.com.