Anniversary Dinner Attendees Reflect on Transformative Legacy of GLP

September 27, 2010 on 12:51 am | In News Briefs, USA Program News | No Comments

2007_Expedition_leaders_and_Rev_ZachThe Global Literacy Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, volunteers, friends and supporters, joined the organization’s Board at an anniversary dinner on September 25th at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Founded in 1999/2000, the Global Literacy Project is the unlikely success story of a group of friends concerned about the dearth of educational resources that students and adult learners face worldwide.

Motivated to help, the group launched a book drive for one school, but that one-time act of kindness rapidly transformed into the inspiration for a global education movement. “It’s a momentous occasion for us when you consider that just ten years ago we began our work with a simple desire to upgrade a couple of school libraries used by children in Africa and the Caribbean,” said GLP president, Olubayi Olubayi. MORE>>

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