The first US university to embrace the Liberian Books Project as a pilot project,
Collected more than 1,000 used textbooks as a service learning activity,
Created one scholarship for a Liberian student,
Provided one volunteer from the campus community as a certified literacy tutor.
Learn more about Wayne State University: 13 schools and colleges that offer more than 350 major subject areas 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students 203 acre campus Six extension centers in the metropolitan area
Liberian literacy a priority
Student's goal is for colleges to join cause
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Karen Bouffard / The Detroit News
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)
Honors College Students at WSU
Honors College joins the Liberian Books Project. Honors provides a community of scholars within a large urban research university. It is the mission of Honors to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting. The Honors experience is founded on four pillars: Community, Service, Research and Career....(read more)
Rotoract-Rotary International at WSU
The Wayne State University Rotaract is a campus organization affiliated with Rotary International created by students and youth which focuses on promoting understanding, goodwill, and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. Rotaract was first founded in 1968 by Rotary International, a worldwide association of service-minded business and professional leaders. Today there are more than 7,500 Rotary-sponsored Rotaract Clubs in 163 countries around the world, with over 173,000 members. "Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action".
Wayne African Student Society
WASS Wayne African Student Society
Wayne African Student Society unites people of African descent and provides leadership in taking action on issues that affect Africa and its surrounding communities. The organization exists to make a linkage with students of African descent here on the Wayne State University campus, as well as the surrounding communities of college-bound students within, but not limited to the state of Michigan Objectives We come together with open minds, providing a place for the discussion and/or debate regarding matters of special interest to the African/African-American development. .....read more
International Social Work Organization (WSU)
ISWO International Social Work Organization (WSU)
International Social Work Organizations purpose is to define and promote international social work in the school of social work, at Wayne State and in the larger community. ISWO hosts events, guest speakers, partners with the social workers in other countries, and promotes education concerning social issues abroad.
Campus Sponsor: Subway
Liberian Books Project Humanitarians and Honorary Trustees: Wayne State University
Donate a Book!
To donate a book to the Liberian Books Project please submit an e-mail through this webpage. Please include your name, your preferred contact information and what books you would like to donate.
Current Drop-off locations for books on Wayne State University campus:
Honors College*- located in the Undergraduate Library.