These book recipients in Ukraine formed an English and Book Club called “Open Borders,” because, according to them “knowing English can take them anywhere in the world.” The Peace Corps Volunteer that oversaw the donation writes, “Dear IBP, I wanted to write to tell you how much I appreciate your incredible gift of books! The members of our English Club and soon-to-be-formed Book Club are absolutely thrilled at the selection.” Thank you to all IBP donors who make donations like this possible!
Thank you so much for the books. They arrived in excellent condition. It was beginning to sprinkle and nearing dusk when I walked into my sight with a heavy box of books on my head. I heard a voice call out as I walked down the street. It was the kindergarten teacher and her two daughters calling me in from the rain. I obliged and spent the next hour exploring the contents of the box with them. The girls were ecstatic and what a beautiful sight it was to see them share stories.
Thank you again! Keep up the good work!
Peace Corps Volunteer
Ka’a Jovai School
Alto Parana, Paraguay
Dear IBP staff,
Many years back my late father had subscribed to the International Book Project, and our family started getting books from you through some contacts. The details are not clear to me as I was just ten years old or may be younger then. The wealth of knowledge that we were exposed to was immeasurable. Our English improved. We learned about the world outside our little town. Our debt to you is beyond measure. Today our family’s broadminded approach to life is because of these books. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gift of books. We have kept your books till today in our family even though the pages have yellowed. Re-reading the books gives us immense pleasure. Thank you once again.
With love and gratitude,
After much anticipation, 12 pallets of out-of-adoption textbooks from Socorro Independent School District arrived at 10:30pm on Thursday evening at the International Book Project warehouse. IBP has already unpacked two skids and we are delighted with what they have donated to us, especially the math and science books in Spanish! It is very hard for IBP to source books in Spanish, especially textbooks. We are so excited to finally have a selection of textbooks in Spanish for our recipients in Central and South America.
Many of the donated math books in English will go in the 20′ sea container leaving in April for Liberia in West Africa. Liberia has suffered years of civil war and is working to rebuild everything, including its schools.
IBP is especially grateful to Mesilla Valley Transportation, who donated the shipping of these books from the El Paso, TX area to our warehouse in Lexington, KY. IBP could not pay to ship these books, so without their generosity we never would have received this shipment. Thanks especially to JoJohn Vega for green lighting the project and Hector, the MVT driver, for waiting patiently for us to unload the skids with our antiquated pallet stacker in the middle of the night on Delaware Avenue!