Biblioburro

Luis Soriano is a man with a mission -- to save rural children from illiteracy. He is a primary school teacher who spends his free time operating a “biblioburro,” a mobile library on donkeys that offers reading education for hundreds of children living in rural villages in Colombia. Twice a week he loads 120 books on his two donkeys, named Alfa and Beto, and rides for several hours into what he describes as “abandoned regions” of the country.

“In [rural] regions, a child must walk or ride a donkey for up to 40 minutes to reach the closest schools,” he said. “The children have very few opportunities to go to secondary school. . . . There are [few] teachers that would like to teach in the countryside.”

The site has a short video showing him with the burros. The little kids are adorable.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/02/25/cnnheroes.soriano/index.html?hpt=C2

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