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Books for Belize "Tek Time fi Read"

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The Belmopan, Belize Youth Spiritual Empowerment groups are promoting literacy by collecting new and gently used children and teen books for distribution to families, schools, and libraries in Belize.


We have found sources of used books for under  US$1/per book so a donation of $10 will be worth 10 or more children's books! 

The youth started the “Tek Time fi Read” (Kriol for “Take time to read”) project with the mission of encouraging a love for reading in Belizean children and teens.

They believe that if children have FUN books they will see reading as FUN!

Many children in Belize do not own reading books other than their school books. Affordable fun books are not readily available. By making free and affordable lightly used books available - the group hopes to encourage an excitement about reading.

The project has already distributed almost 12,000 books and attracted national media attention.

The youth group also renovated the local library and stocked the shelves and they have requests from many schools and libraries.

30+ young people ages 12-24 are involved in the project.

Donations of books can also be sent to our US shipping contact. 

See pictures & info at: and 

Email [email redacted]  for details.

The youth group organizing donated books

Free Book Festival planned and executed by the group 

Outreach to schools 

Youth volunteers and organizers of reading project

Discussing the reading project on national morning show

Renovating the library

Renovating library

Decorations created by the group at the local library


"Books on the Block" Library Open Day event


"Books on the Block" Library Open Day event (games to win free books)


Free Book Festival in Seine Bight Village (Southern Belize)


Free Book Festival in Seine Bight Village (Southern Belize)



  • Anonymous
    • $35 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Colin Williams
    • $7 
    • 11 mos
  • Stephane Theroux
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Siva Sankrithi
    • $200 
    • 1 yr


Heitha Beane
Pittsboro, NC

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