ONE is an organization with more than 7 million member advocates for Africa with representatives on more than 2,500 college campuses in the United States.Each year ONE Campus Challenge (OCC) challenges its members to carryout a campus activity in support of African nations.November 2009, ONE asked all of its 2,500 plus college campuses to collect books on behalf of the Liberian Books Project.
Join us as we kick-off our book drives on each partner campus with the viewing of the film
Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
It's an uplifting and gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades-old civil war.
The Campus Set-Up period provides Partners On Campus (POC) the tools and information needed to successfully participate in the Liberian Books Project. During this period, we identify 40 student leaders on every participating campus who each commit to collect 25 used textbooks during the academic year as a service learning activity.
Student leaders who organize the collection of 1,000 used textbooks on their college campuses make the achievements of the Liberian Books Project possible.
The Liberian Literacy Foundation partners with campus organizations working in the following areas :
Poverty Reduction Literacy Gender Equality Children's Health
Women's Health Combating Diseases Environmental Sustainability International Development
THE CAMPAIGN TO DELIVER ELECTRICITY TO LIBERIAN SCHOOLS
The Liberian Literacy Foundation launches its campaign, A Million Books For A Million Lives, to collect and recycle (resell) through our online bookstore one million books. This campaign will raise funds to deliver electricity and clean drinking water to schools in Liberia.
Partnering with campus organizations on more than 1,200 campuses across the US and Canada, the campaign coordinates book collection drives, raises awareness of Liberias education challenges, and creates scholarships for Liberian students on each of our partner campuses.
The campaign, A Million Books For A Million Lives, collects used books from hundreds of colleges across the US and resells them through its online books store . In partnership with Alibris.com, these books are available to millions of students at significantly reduced costs. The foundation acknowledges with special thanks our online bookstore partners: Alibris.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and soon to include Amazon.com.