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Reading Around the World

June 2016

Join us in Africa! RAWLI volunteers will be traveling to Tanzania in June 2016 to build more libraries!  Thanks to our volunteers who collected over 12,000 books during 2015 and to our sponsors who help us deliver our… Read More

Shout Out to Grandview Hills Elementary

THANK YOU Grandview Hills Elementary, for the books you donated to help the Gerezani Prmary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Your team collected over 200 books to help the students in Africa learn English.  Y’all ROCK!  And… Read More

Tanzania Eliminates Secondary School Fees

In encouraging news, the Tanzanian government has announced that it is eliminated fees to attend secondary schools.  We are very excited about this news!  Tanzania currently experiences a 60% drop out rate between primary school and secondary school…. Read More

Visiting SxSW EDU

Exploring the educational resources at the SxSW Edu Expo and ran into my friend Linnea from Latin class.  Linnea is presenting her science fair display about black holes.  Such a small world!  Contrats to Linnea.  I hope she… Read More

Building our First Library

While visiting the Gerezani Primary School, a door of opportunity was set before us.  It was a creaky old door, with peeling paint that led to a room filled with what looked like decades of dust.  “Someday, the… Read More

A Good Education For Every Child

Gerezani Primary School has its first internet connection!  With the help of Seva Shayo, a university student studying technology, Reading Around the World installed the first-ever internet connection at the Gerezani Primary School in Dar es Salaam, helping… Read More

Thank you Keds for Our First Grant!

Oh my gohh, we just got our first ever grant!  We are so honored and grateful to KEDS for their help in supporting our dreams to bring books and technology to Tanzanian school children.  From our hearts to… Read More

Cups N Cones Poster Party

Thanks to Cups N Cones for hosting Reading Around the World’s poster making party today.  My friends and I had a lot of fun making posters for the Leander book fairs!  It feels amazing to get this organization… Read More

U.S. Donates 2.5 Million Science Textbooks to Tanzania

In July 2014, we met with Education officials at the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam to explain the need for additional English language books for Tanzanian school children and share our vision of building libraries and… Read More

A gift from the Braille Institute

My friend Julia Hu and I visited Los Angeles the summer we graduated middle school.  We were driving down the street when we saw a sign for The Braille Institute.  My aunt, who is a native of Tanzania,… Read More