Sierra Leone: The Yak Jones Foundation Literacy Fundraiser

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The Yak Jones Foundation needs to raise $5000 to get a 40 feet container of books to Sierra Leone. Read on to find out more about them.

“The Yak Jones Foundation
The Yak Jones Foundation founded by Dr. Mrs. Yakama Manty Jones is focused on promoting literacy in Sierra Leone.  Given the limited availability of public libraries and the inability of many schools and parents to afford books necessary for effective teaching, learning and even leisure reading, the Yak Jones Foundation is undertaking a text book donation drive.
The aim of this project is to get as many people as possible to donate new books, gently used books or make monetary donations to buy books or facilitate the delivery of books. Once the books are sorted out, they will be distributed to learning institutions in need. The long term goal is to establish libraries in as many institutions as possible around the country and providing them with reading coaches.

On May 1st 2016 the Yak Jones Foundation partnered with Sierra Leonean fashion house, Madam Wokie, to officially launch the Yak Jones Foundation with a garden party and text book drive at the Madam Wokie Showroom at 14 C Syke Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The foundation has made donations  to Cefsalone for Children in Dukono Village school, Nenie Chiefdom, Koinadugu District and planning presentations to other schools in need.

The Yak Jones Foundation is in the process of organising a shipment of a 40 ft container of books (for all levels of learning) including solar powered book lights (w/battery and charger) to Sierra Leone and your supported is greatly needed.
Please support this initiative by making a donation on their gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/yakjonestextbookdr
You can also contact the foundation:   info@yakjonesfoundation.org   or +23279121480 if you want to make an offline donation. “