Refuge(e)-Reading Project

Participate in providing electronic books to Darfuri refugee students! Help us bring more Kindles on our next i-ACT Expedition.

We take reading, the opportunity to read and to have access to books and other enriching and entertaining written-word material for granted. To the children of Darfur, reading is something they deeply want — and need.

The Darfuri refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border are remote and offer all kinds of logistical nightmares. Transporting aid and material to these camps involves great cost and risk.

Refugee children have been asking us for books ever since we started visiting the camps. More than anything else, they see education and reading as the key to their future. E-readers allow us to to bring literally thousands of books in one small and reliable electronic instrument.

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In March 2011, i-ACT delivered 10 Kindles to camps Goz Amer and Djabal in eastern Chad. Check out this video:

Each time we go to the camps, we want to bring more e-readers. Kindles start at $139. With protective sleeves, selective books, and other incidental expenses, our goal is to fundraise $200 for each e-reader package and to bring at least 10 each trip, for a total of $2,000.

Support this project now by donating today!

For more details on how to get your classroom or group involved email Katie-Jay at ktj@iactivism.org.

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