Remember your first really AMAZING book? That time you just couldn't go to bed until you finished that final chapter? In the community of Roxas, Palawan, Philippines those experiences are hard to come by. Not because students are unable to read but because they lack quality and age-appropriate books. According to Mayor Maria Sabando, over 45% of the population has an income below the Philippine poverty line. When there are little funds for basic needs, education suffers. That is where the Sige! Let's Read Project came in. The project provided a variety of up-to-date English and Tagalog reading and teaching resources for student, teacher and faculty use. The head librarian, Ms. Rovie Suanque, the school’s principal and the Peace Corps Volunteer stationed in Roxas teamed up with nine students from the Library Club to raise money for their library and support from World Connect’s Kids to Kids Program in 2011 helped make this great team effort a reality.
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