A conversation with a member of a local community brought to mind how important COMMUNICATION is in today's society. Could it be that there is too much information and not enough time to share it all? Case in point: A youngster in school loves reading but finds it hard to take a book out during "library time". There's too little time to allow it, is the excuse. The curriculum must be adhered to. If there's extra time after the lesson, it is implied, then the student is given time to find a book they want to read. Enter the age of the digital catalogue and digital databases.
Most, if not all, schools, have online databases of books that are available through their building libraries. Gone are the days where you had no idea what books were available in school. With the implementation of catalogues like Follett's Destiny product, community members, parents and students should be able to see what books their children have access to (and what books their tax dollars have paid for)! ...
At LogicWing we believe in the power of the individual and of the collective.
LogicWing members are proud to be involved in a community project through the h2empower organization. The mission of the organization is to empower communities through literacy and education. Annual trips are made to run teacher training programs in the remote town of Hosanna, Ethiopia.
The largest contribution to date is help in building a library community center. In November of 2010, h2empower packed 30,000 books for the town and nearby villages. These books were distributed to over 50 schools and universities and included medical books for hospitals. The library began construction in February of 2010. The foundation is almost complete. This is an exciting time for the people of Hosanna, who have hoped for a community center to bring revitalization and opportunity to their community.
Changing the world isn't easy. We salute Helen Boxwill and her team for their dedication and perseverance.
- Blanca E....