The Trustees of Third World Books (TWB) thank you for your past support and are pleased to share our work and progress in 2018. We continue to maintain our founder Bob Cheshier’s commitment to literacy with meaningful, manageable literacy programs locally and globally. TWB remains an all-volunteer organization with no rent, salaries or overhead. 100% of our limited budget is used for books, related supplies and expenses. We collaborate to ensure reliable delivery and to enhance communication. Will Cheshier generously does design and printing.
We continue our global collaborations with organizations in Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico & Russia. TWB this year began collaborations in Kenya and Haiti.
In Honduras, our partnership with Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) & the Global Mission Action Group (GMAG) at St. Paul’s reached a new level through the CAMO Literacy Program. Community involvement, responsibility & empowerment were demonstrated in the 13 schools where we are completing 300 Spanish book libraries. Inservice education was initiated & Principals have established a working committee with goals.
In El Salvador, in collaboration with Los Amigos Episcopales, 57 bibles & 108 bilingual books were hand delivered to Episcopal schools; the latter by the Episcopal Bishop following his visit to N.E. Ohio.
In Mexico, the Anglican Church’s tutoring program had books hand delivered onsite to the school by a TWB Board member. A trial relationship began with a missionary in Mexico from Disciples Christian Church.
In Russia, another TWB Board member hand carried the first of several books that TWB will be donating to the Anglican Church in Moscow, as this missionary church rebuilds its Anglican library.
In Kenya, TWB began a collaboration with The Satao Wildlife Foundation which built a building for Molibany Primary School. TWB used the Bill Bauer Memorial funds to purchase 600 Kenyan curriculum textbooks & teacher manuals in Kenya with the help of an in-country partner. The Satao Foundation & TWB presidents attended the building dedication & books (with Will Cheshier designed memorial book plates) were presented to administrators, students, parents, and village/ regional leaders.
In Haiti, TWB began a relationship with Promoting Education & Community Empowerment (PEACE), TWB has purchased 8 bibles in French & 25 in Haitian Creole. These will be hand delivered by a PEACE Board member volunteer.
Locally, TWB continues to support Little Free Libraries, establishing 3 new ones this year; Cleveland Christian Home (CCH); & Reach Out & Read at Metro Health Hospital. At CCH, TWB donated 3 subscriptions, bibles for individual boys & educational materials. TWB also donated 150 books & craft materials to Reading Camp Cleveland.
We hope you will consider supporting the positive literacy work of Third World Books! For additional information contact us through our contact form.