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Review for Communities Without Borders, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In June 2016 I traveled to Lusaka, Zambia, on a two-week service trip arranged by CWB to assist some community schools that teach children who would otherwise not be in school. The travelers in our group took on various projects according to our own interests. Since I am a retired librarian I volunteered to collect and prepare appropriate books for basic reading in English to set up a starter library for one of the schools which had requested this help. We travelers took over 250 books in our suitcases. The staff, teachers, and students were prepared, and together with us they constructed shelving, organized the books and began reading activities daily in a temporary space. It was a joy to see their enthusiasm and spend time in the school.

Role:  Volunteer