For the past year and a half I've donated my time to the Literate Earth Project (LEP), a non-profit dedicated to spreading literacy to underserved areas in the developing world. The organization currently operates 11 libraries in Uganda, with plans for expansion in both Uganda and across the world. Through optimization of process and partnerships, LEP has reduced the cost of opening a new library to just $1,600.
Giving my time to the Literate Earth Project is meaningful to me not only because of the aspirational objectives of the organization, but also because I'm inspired by the volunteers who dedicate their time to make the organization function. In such times of political strife, it's inspiring to see individuals coalesce around a greater cause.
My hope is that with the additional funds brought about by this grant, LEP will be able to open multiple new libraries in Uganda and throughout the developing world. I hope my giving story has inspired you as much as volunteering for the Literate Earth Project has inspired me.
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