Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America
From: The World Library Partnership
Spend the summer of 2003 helping communities gain access to the information they need to build a better future as part of the Inform the World Library Skills Exchange (ITW). ITW volunteers provide hands-on assistance and training to rural librarians in South Africa, Honduras and Guatemala. The program is a unique opportunity to share your skills while experiencing another culture. If you love libraries and have a sense of adventure, join us for this exciting service project!
Who: The World Library Partnership (WLP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building global understanding by promoting literacy, learning and access to information. Visit our website at www.worldlibraries.org for more information.
What: The ITW volunteers will conduct practical service projects in libraries in rural South Africa and Central America.
Honduras - June 25-July 23, 2003
Guatemala - July 2-July 30, 2003
Limpopo Province - July 15-August 15
Kwa Zulu Natal Province - July 22-August 22, 2003
Eligibility: WLP invites librarians, library school students, teachers, IT professionals and others who love libraries to apply. Conversational Spanish is a requirement for the Central America program. Fluency in English is required for the South Africa program.
How to Apply: The application for the various ITW 2003 programs can be found at our website - www.worldlibraries.org - along with more detailed information about each program. The Application Deadline is January 31, 2003. We welcome early applications.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. For the South Africa programs contact Maggie Hite at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Central America programs contact Mary Alice McCarthy at email@example.com or give us a call at 919/479-0163.