Human Services Resources has a long history of creating a foundation for children living in poverty throughout the world, and especially in continental Africa, to achieve an enhanced standard of living, and a proper education.
Utilizing a workforce comprised entirely of passionate volunteers, HSRI has made inroads with dozens of schools in the United States and Ghana, providing textbooks, technological tools, and even toys. To date, HSRI has donated more than 300,000 books to schools in Africa.
As well as donating countless textbooks and other resources, HSRI has made it its mission to build an infrastructure that lasts longer than any book can last. They are currently working on building a library and media center in Africa (in partnership with Books4Cause) entitled the “Community Learning Center”. This is meant to be a “one stop shop” for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
African Library Project
The African Library Project coordinates book drives in the United States and partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries.
The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children on both continents.
In the United States, our volunteers collect, sort, and pack gently-used children’s books to ship to specific African communities. They organize book drives in local schools and neighborhoods and raise modest funds to ship the books to our African partners.
In Africa, our partners range from Peace Corps volunteers to school administrators. They receive the books and organize them into libraries to serve local African communities. Along the way, the U.S. donors learn about Africa and develop closer connections to the people in the recipient communities.
SCARCE stands for: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education.
The SCARCE mission is to:
Inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.
We send educational resources to help boost their book rescue project.