Walk for Logiya in Oakland, CA
Dear Friends and Supporters of Literacy in Ethiopia,
The "Walk for Logiya Library Project
" organizers, invite you to join hands, in celebration of books and literacy, by walking, sponsoring or pledging for the Walk around Mosswood Park
on Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash Day
) to be celebrated on September 15, 2012.
Our goal is to establish a functional library in Logiya Primary School, in the Afar region of Ethiopia. As you might be aware, Ethiopia Reads in the past year & half, have opened ten libraries in ten different regions of Ethiopia with the exception of Logiya (Afar Region). We now have close to 60 libraries spread out across Ethiopia. With the completion of Logiya, Ethiopia Reads will improve its' impact on literacy by enhancing the quality of education, by providing librarian training, and initiating early literacy programs through these vast network of libraries.
We need a minimum of 100 registered walkers to reach our goal of raising $10,000 that is needed to establish a functional library. Each registered walker is responsible in raising the minimum $100 on his own or raising the money through sponsorship or donations (forms available).
We particularly encourage Ethiopian families or families with Ethiopian ties who have small children to be part of these festive occasion as it will demonstrate the power they have to impact change thousands of miles away through their valuable contribution towards this initiative. Here are suggestions how to support this project:
- If you can't make it, you could still donate by sending a check directly to Ethiopia Reads denoting Logiya on the check or by: clicking here
- Spread the word with whatever means you are good at spreading and creating awareness for the project.
- Recruit Volunteers. We need quite a few volunteers to walk around Mosswood Park monitoring children to keep them safe and man our booth at the festival and sale books for us.
- Like us on Facebook: Walk for Logiya Library Project
"Never underestimate the power that is, and has always been within you." Melanie Moushigian Koulouris
Date: September 15,2012
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Mosswood Park - 3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94609
To register and for more details: Call Frew at: 209-629-3765 or email: Frew@Ethiopiareads.org
Thanking you in advance for your generous spirit in making the world a better place.
Click here to read more about the Logiya Primary School in the Afar Region.
Ethiopia Reads volunter board member