Rotary International District 5890
Thousands of Books Sent to Pakistan to Promote Literacy and Education
Editor: McKinnie, Jon R.
Posted on Aug 03 2011
Hashoo Foundation, and Rotary Club of Islamabad Margalla in Pakistan received the forty-foot ocean freight container filled with approximately 20 tons of books and educational materials shipped by the Rotary Books for the World Project and The Second Wind Foundation from the Port of Houston.

Rotary Books for the World Project, the Second Wind Foundation, the Hashoo Foundation, and Rotary Club of Islamabad Margalla signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the Rotary Books for the World Booklegger Summit. They joined forces in an effort to provide much needed books to girls and boys in Pakistan. Under this program books and educational materials are donated and shipped without charge to participating parties at various locations in the world.

Books are scarce in Pakistan and few adults or children have access to them. Most poor Pakistani children and young adults want to learn English to improve their education and help their families break a vicious cycle of poverty. These books will bring positive changes, hope and encouragement to all who use them.

To learn more about this project, click on the following link:

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