BOOKS + LITERACY PROJECTS
The Literacy Kitchen Project
The Literacy Kitchen building is located in the Literacy Garden where students learn how to grow and harvest food using small scale sustainable bio-intensive gardening techniques. The Literacy Kitchen provides an indoor location where students can develop their language and numeracy skills, self-expression and self-esteem by reading, writing and following recipes during cooking sessions.The building will also be used for poetry, storytelling and writing workshops.
ORIENTAL MINDORO, PHILIPPINES
With funding provided by WaterBridge Outreach, the Dagdag Dunong Reading Center has launched a mobile library - the Jeepney of Hope to bring books + literacy materials to impoverished indigenous children in remote areas of the Philippines.
Publishing Books in Kiswahili
An initiative of Writers for WaterBridge Outreach Book is publishing books in the native language of communities with limited teaching and learning resources, and where any access to books is especially difficult. The first completed project was the production of 8,000 booklets in Kiswahili in close collaboration with Melissa Queyquep of The Foundation for Tomorrow in Tanzania.
Free Tuition (Tutoring) Centres
TAMIL NADU, INDIA
WaterBridge Outreach provides books + literacy materials to after-school (free) tuition centers run by Save INT'L near Mamallapuram, India. These centres play a vital role not only in helping the children learn English, but also in preparing them for their national 10th grade exams and future life.
Library In a Box
WaterBridge Outreach has provided financial support to the Alif Laila Book Bus Society in Lahore, Pakistan to purchase new books to be included in their Library In a Box project. This project will result in 640 boxes of books being distributed to rural schools without libraries in Pakistan.
Now Africa Library
With help from WaterBridge Outreach and Writers for WaterBridge, Now Africa Initiative has been able to purchase books and build furnishings to begin the first step in completing the long-anticipated Now Africa Library at Karama Education Center.
Alif Laila Book Bus Society
Alif Laila Book Bus Society is a NGO working to promote quality education, reading and libraries for children in Lahore, Pakistan. We are delighted to be able to partner with them and assist them in bringing books + literacy materials to the children they serve.
The Merasi School
The children of the Merasi School are considered untouchable. As such they are denied access to most education. Since 2010 WaterBridge Outreach has been working to put books into the hands of Merasi School students.
BACO, PHILIPPINES Philippines
WaterBridge Outreach is working with Dagdag Dunong Reading Center to construct a reading/literacy center for indigenous and impoverished Mangyan children residing in Baco, Philippines. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 2018. This is our 2nd project with Dagdag Dunong, the first being the Jeepney of Hope mobile library.
TAMIL NADU, INDIA
This motorbike mobile library serves villages in a remote rural area south of Chennai. Mr. Venkatesan is the librarian-teacher who takes the books from one village to another on his 100cc motorbike
Dignity for Children Fdn.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Teaching and learning through stories and storytelling are at the heart of the curriculum at Dignity for Children Foundation, a school on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that serves disengaged children from underprivileged families in urban and rural areas. Join us in adding much needed books to their classroom book corners!
Tuition Center Roof
TAMIL NADU, INDIA
A second initiative that was enabled by JosephJoseph participation in the London Color Run (see Anna Nagar water project) was a partial reconstruction of the Kazhanipakkam Assembly Hall to include a steel sheet pitched roof over the whole building and the installation of lighting and security gates. This area provides additional space for children attending the free tuition (tutoring) school located on the main floor.