DETROIT -- Victor Helb was just 12 years old when his parents put him on a plane from war-torn Liberia so he could seek refuge with an uncle who lived in Waterford.
Now 32 and a student at Wayne State University, Helb hopes to restore literacy in Liberia, where millions of children missed out on an education during the country's 14 years of civil unrest -- and his plan has captured the support of university officials and the Liberian government...(read more)
Pro-Literacy Detroit joins the Liberian Books Project...(read more)
Author and former Liberian Head of State leads the launching of the Authors Club of the Liberian Books Project...(read more)
Honors College of Wayne State University adopts the Liberian Books Project...(read more)
Jan 31, 2008 ... The Liberian Literacy Foundation and Pro-Literacy Detroit Announce a Partnership to Combat Illiteracy Book Signing for Literacy at Detroit ...
The Michigan Citizen - Literacy campaign for Detroit and Liberia
Leaders of Pro-Literacy Detroit and the Liberian Literacy Foundation, both Detroit-based non-profits, stressed the importance of literacy to dozens of ...
This past Thursday Wayne State University’s Rotaract Club attended a reception hosted by the Liberian Literacy Foundation (LLF) at the Detroit Public Library. President Katrina Fenton and I were able to give a short presentation about Rotary and Rotaract, relating how the objectives of Rotary align with those of the LLF. Rotaract has committed to helping the LLF gather 1,000 textbooks to fund their educational and humanitarian endeavors in Liberia.
PowerShift 2007-We were there!
The Liberian Literacy Foundation was honored to be invited to PowerShift 2007, on November 2-5, 2007, when more than six thousand young adults converged on Washington, D.C. for Power Shift 2007- the first national youth summit to solve the climate crisis. Thousands of young leaders had an opportunity to learn about the Liberian Literacy Foundation's "A Million Books For A Million Lives" campaign-an innovative approach to combatting illiteracy through the use of sustainable development and renewable energy.
"I went to a workshop panel for the Liberian Literacy Foundation at Power Shift 2007. Definitely worth your time to take a look at the website and donate at least one college text book to them. This was the most interesting workshop that I attended the entire weekend."