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Apr

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Six New Libraries!

March was a great month for READ. We spent it doing what we do best: opening new libraries! Six new libraries to be exact. It was an eventful month as 29 new volunteers headed off to Mtwara, Ruvuma, Pwani and Lindi to provide 6 deserving schools with textbooks, fiction books and a beautiful place to […]

15
Jan

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Lucy

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

The new year has arrived and we all know what that means: a fresh start! Whether it’s focusing on your career goals, saving money or loosing that holiday weight (and then some), we know you’ve got some resolutions for 2016. What if we told you there are ways you can accomplish your resolutions and support […]

26
Oct

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Four New Libraries

We had a busy September and October over here at READ! After our spectacular 10th anniversary event (http://readinternational.or.tz/heres-to-another-10/  ) we started our third refurbishment cycle of the year! From September to October we completed 4 more libraries taking our total number of libraries completed to 76! The September cycle began like any other cycle, with […]

23
Sep

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Pippa in 2011 volunteering for READ

Run for READ

READ is participating in another sponsored event. What can we say? Our supporters are active! This time it’s the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 11th in London. We couldn’t be more excited to have Pippa Williams run for READ. Pippa is a former READ volunteer who came out to Tanzania in 2011 to provide […]

17
Sep

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Here’s to Another 10!

We’re feeling pretty good about ourselves over here at READ. It could be because we just had a fantastic party last week to celebrate our accomplishments. Maybe we’re feeling so great because tons of supporters came to celebrate with us and sing our praises. It could be because of this cake. Actually, I’m almost entirely […]

24
Aug

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Kishimba Books

Three-and-a-Half Weeks Later

July has come and gone and so have our volunteers. We had a fantastic refurbishment cycle this summer with seventeen phenomenal volunteers from various universities in Dar es Salaam. We did four libraries in the three-and-a-half week refurbishment cycle. Although all cycles are exciting and inspiring, we had a particularly interesting time this summer; we […]

18
Aug

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Kinyerezi Reading Programme

HAVE YOU HEARD?

The good news about READ? Well, the good news is that READ is about so much more than just libraries. Don’t get us wrong, we’re doing libraries and we absolutely love it. There’s nothing more satisfying than working with our volunteers on getting those libraries up and organized (check out our facebook for news on […]

19
May

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Calling All Book Lovers, We Need You!

There’s nothing better than diving into a brand new book and getting lost for a couple days in some incredible story. Trust us, we know. No matter how much you love your books though, they inevitably seem to end up collecting dust on the shelf and let’s be honest, who has the space to keep […]

30
May

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RIDE LONDON

RIDE LONDON

  This year, for the first time, READ International is taking part in Ride London. What is Ride London you may ask? It’s a weekend of cycling events including a 100 mile ride from London to Surrey where cyclists ride and fundraise for different charities. So while we (READ staff) are sitting on our computers in […]

21
May

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THREE DOWN, FOUR TO GO

THREE DOWN, FOUR TO GO

Can you believe it? It’s almost the end of May! As the days whiz by, we get closer to  one of the most exciting times of the year, LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT PARTY TIME. I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to call it party time, but I can’t help myself, it’s just so exciting! We’re going to have 28 volunteers, international and […]

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