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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010/09/11 - Literacy, environmental responsibility and global citizenship have one thing in common: STELLAA, a Canadian non-profit, collecting new and used books and school supplies to provide literacy and education in Africa, to help end poverty.
Imagine 2 times the population of Canada being illiterate. That is the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, imagine doing something about it!
The Word On The Street is taking literacy one step further this year. The WOTS Festival being held on September 26, 2010 at Queen’s Park is assisting STELLAA (Stella’s Training, Education, Literacy Learning Academic Assistance) in the collection of new and used books to help build libraries in Africa. STELLAA aims to fill a 26ft Truck with donated books and school supplies.
If your bookshelves bursting at the seams or you just have books you'd like to donate to a great cause, STELLAA will find your books a new home! It's about literacy, not landfill.
STELLAA addresses Africa’s hunger for education, knowledge and information that is plagued by the lack of funds and resources. STELLAA’s first projects are in West Africa, where illiteracy rates are the highest in the world. Since its conception, STELLAA has sent 2 forty-foot containers to Africa and are now working to open the first libraries and resource centers.
Nevertheless, STELLAA also has a strong focus on promoting environmental responsibility. STELLAA focuses on keeping these “no value” books out of landfills and putting them in hands that need them most.
You can bring your textbooks (primary to university), fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, and reference books (under 20yrs old) and donate them at each WOTS Info Booth, then take a stroll on Literacy Lane and find out the impact your books will be making at the S.T.E.L.L.A.A. booth.
For additional information on how you can help STELLAA, please visit stellaa.org, follow us on twitter [.]stellaaorg , and 'Like' us on Facebook.