Library for Liberia (build public library)


Teacher and student from Liberia, Africa plan to build "public library" in Liberia 

    "We in America are living a good life, while our brothers and sisters are crying out in desperate need of us."  ---- Darius Ricks

When my former student, Darius Ricks, told me that a public library does not exist in Liberia, Africa (his home country), he asked me if I would help him get a library built. Without hesitation, I told him I would help and to contact me after he graduated. Two days after he graduated, he contacted me and asked if I was serious about helping. In 2019, I left my teaching job and founded Library for Africa (non-profit organization) that provides educational services and resources to school-age youth in Dayton, Ohio and Liberia, Africa. Darius is the co-founder of Library for Africa and frequently travels to Liberia to encourage youth and make preparations for construction of the “future” Library for Liberia. We purchased two acres of land in Liberia, Africa (Bentol City, Monsterrado) and will build a modern technology-focused library on the land. We are doing our best, but we need help. Would you consider helping us by making a donation and sharing our fundraising campaign with your contacts?     

 Other ways to help:
 - Donate on-line: libraryforafrica.org
 - Mail Donation: Library for Africa, P.O. Box 208, Englewood, Ohio 45322

WDTN Ch. 2 interview Library for Africa:  https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/former-dayton-teacher-and-student-create-nonprofit-to-build-first-public-library-in-liberia/

 
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What started with one box of old books on a classroom floor... a student who wanted to send books to a struggling school in Liberia, Africa... and a teacher who asked, "How can I help?" evolved into an important humanitarian gesture.



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    • $10 
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