Let's Change the World Together!

HOW PAGEHABIT GIVES BACK
PageHabit is founded on the simple belief that reading is for everyone. With the purchase of every PageHabit box, we make a donation to support children’s literacy around the world. Each month, we partner with a different organization with the same mission, to help get books into the hands of children everywhere.


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.



November, 2017

For the month of November, 2017, PageHabit has chosen to work alongside Books for Africa and the Saclepea-Mah Development Association (SAMDA) to donate books to Liberia. Liberian students face many roadblocks in seeking education. In 2013, 25,000 students who wrote a college entrance exam for one of the two state run universities failed the test. After consideration, a number of students were admitted to the University of Liberia, but the episode shows that the obstacles that Liberian students face are causing real issues in the education system. For instance, many students in the more remote parts of Liberia walk for more than an hour to get to school. The rainy season makes this walk even more difficult. As there is no school lunch program, students do not have a reliable way to get meals once they arrive. Tired and hungry, a large number of students drop out instead of taking the same long journey each day. SAMDA would like to make sure in the future, that kids will stay in schools by providing transportation and lunch. As textbooks are hard to come by, teachers often spend most of their class time writing from left to right on the blackboard. The time spent simply relaying information to students keeps teachers from using more innovative methods to help their students succeed in school. With your help, we will be able to donate an impactful amount of books that will truly help Liberia in its current fight for education.



October, 2017

For the month of October, 2017, PageHabit has chosen to donate books to the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children and youth in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo grow up with limited access to books. Goma, a city on the shores of Lake Kivu in Eastern DRC, has more than one million people but no public library. Universities have limited amounts of books available to their students. Public schools also have limited books and many children and youth miss out on the opportunity to increase their knowledge and explore their world through reading. Eastern DRC is known as a place that has suffered from over 20 years of war, but there are local organizations and institutions that are building a better future for children and youth in the country. This project will work with the local community to put books into the hands of more children and youth in Eastern Congo, helping to provide them with a better quality education.


This project aims to support the creation of a public library in Goma, as well as the distribution of books to the Christian Bilingual University of Congo (Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo - UCBC) and two primary schools in the town of Beni, Eastern DRC.





September, 2017

For the month of September, 2017, PageHabit has chosen to donate books to the community of Dalia, Togo where there are over 15 schools with around 2,000 students. These students have no textbooks, and outside of school, no opportunity to study or to read because of the lack of reading materials. These students desperately need the opportunity to read books for their education, entertainment, and edification. Additionally, there are no lending libraries or bookstores in the region for the population that is not in school. Even if someone has the energy and drive to learn and improve themselves they have very little opportunity to do so. Establishing a lending library for the whole population of Dalia will give the residents the opportunity to improve their literacy and their knowledge in the disciplines in which they seek education. One of the centrally located schools has an available building to house such a library and power for computer usage. What they need are the books and computers to make a vital library for the whole region, and that’s where we come in.




August, 2017

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.



July, 2017

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.



June, 2017

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.