|Ethiopia Reads works to improve literacy|
Ethiopia Reads works to improve literacy and create a culture of reading in Ethiopia, in order to bring hope, vision and educational skills to this generation of Ethiopian children. Ethiopia Reads plants libraries for children, publishes books in local Ethiopian languages and trains teachers and librarians to nurture a love of reading and books. Locally, Ethiopian Children's Book Week will be celebrated April 2-6. This year the Ethiopian President Girma will open book week activities.
Your help is needed to reach all of our goals for 2007. You are invited to join our international network of friends who are building a reading culture in Ethiopia, one book at a time.
As 2007 begins, Ethiopia Reads will:
* Open five new children's school libraries in Addis Ababa
* Continue work on new children's books that will be published in Amharic and English
* Train staff and provide books for five additional school libraries, in partnership with our friends at Children of Ethiopia Education Fund
* Continue planning for our biggest Ethiopia Children's Book Week celebration ever
* Launch the first-ever Ethiopian Children's Book Week in the United States, with a culminating festival in Washington, D.C.
Check our web site www.ethiopiareads.org for photos, updates, and more. The Profiles In Caring video on the web site is available to show to your staff and/or students. If you'd like to become an Friend of Ethiopia Reads Partner, please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail and how you might like to help Ethiopia Reads to: Ann Porter, 3623 Kimberly Court, Grand Forks, ND 58201 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs, International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701.777.2938