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Review for READ (Rural Education and Development) Global, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Thanks for your interest to Burundi, especially to me by addressing me this message. Scholars say that one learns by using one or more of our human senses, and reading is one way accessible to many in the Western World; yet rare in developing nations. As I travelled a lot in USA, Sweden and Netherlands, and saw how reading places a big part in shaping the minds, thinking and behaviour of this wealth world, I realized that this method of changing the nation (through reading), if it can be avalaible to our people, then they can be transformed, live peacefully together and reach a very good standard of social and economic development. Myself, I learnt and I am still learning many new ways, ideas, innovations and practices through reading. I have not yet met your founder, Antonia Neubauer; but I value and appreciate very much her/his innovative approach to development and poverty eradication, especially in Africa. I have not even yet visited any of your libraries in Nepal. To conclude, many of my studies in Community Development, I did them through reading books, also I have shared this innovative and powerful transforming approach to many in Burundi, and their eyes got opened and minds inspired to the extend of telling me, “You know, we have gone to our universities bookstore and start reading. Please do your best so that we can get at least one Community Library here in Burundi.” One wise men in the Bible said about God saying, “My people are perishing because of ignorance - not reading to get knowledge” It is so surprising how you can learn more through reading than classic academic ways, because they are very recent innovations you find in a book but not yet put in a course, especially in Africa. Information goes very quickly. From Nibizi Jean-Marie SHINE

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Transforming people in NEPAL

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expand its expertise to other nations and people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

People transformation through community libraries

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Not yet, except through the Nepal experiences

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could start its work in Africa and transform lives of African for durably better.

Ways to make it better...

If this organization would have enough funds to expand their experience in Nepal to other countries of Africa, especially Burundi.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Is funding, I think.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I like this organization's approach and strategy in poverty alleviation.

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