Let's Change the World Together!
HOW PAGEHABIT GIVES BACK
Reading is important. Not just as a means of recreation, but a real measure of success in life. Illiteracy is a global problem, stretching from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Uganda to Laos and everywhere in between. The inability to read and write quickly leads to big problems later in life. Illiterate people are more likely to be poor, lack an education, and miss out on opportunities to fully participate in society and the workforce. Sadly, their choices in life are far too limited. We want to change that; one box, one book and one child at a time.
In addition, for every PageHabit unboxing photo tagged with #mypagehabit across social media, we will make another donation to support this cause. Because reading should be fun, exciting, engaging, and above all, for everyone.
For the month of August, 2017, PageHabit has chosen to work alongside The Buea Book Project and the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB), a new university in Buea, Cameroon, to build their first library. CUIB is an exciting place to study, combining academic and entrepreneurial business education while keeping a focus on ethics. They are open to students of any faith and are dedicated to the future of Cameroon. Unfortunately, the students have no textbooks to study from, and poor, intermittent internet connections leave the students with only the painfully slow option of writing down what the professors read to the students, and then they study from these notes. This leaves no time in the classroom for professors to delve deeper into subjects. It also leaves little time available for experimentation and research on the part of students, which can be the most exciting part of a young student's education! Creating a library gives students a place to research on their own, investigating what interests them in their field of study. With this library, we hope to gather enough similar textbooks so students have textbooks to read outside of the classroom lecture time. This library will also include 10 desktop computers and specialized books for agriculture in Africa.
For the month of June, 2017, we will be donating books to Zambia. In partnership with Books for Africa, the Lumwana International School, and Holy Cross Convent School, we aim to bring 20,000 books to the Lumwana region. Due to the economic conditions in Lumwana, few children have access to books -- there are no local libraries or bookshops and many of the schools are in remote areas making books even harder to obtain. With your help, each PageHabit subscription sends a book to Lumwana and helps to bridge the literacy gap, with the hope of creating real change in the area. Due to the economic conditions in Lumwana, few children have access to books -- there are no local libraries or bookshops. In partnership with Books for Africa, the Lumwana International School, and Holy Cross Convent School, we aim to bring 20,000 books to the Lumwana region of Zambia.